JUNCTION 101 is the NEW ‘Make & Do Creative Zone’ for ages 8-12 which opened in March of 2017 at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library. After attending the Duluth Minnesota Library Association conference in September 2016, the Hallett library staff returned invigorated to begin implementing several of the key components. As explained by library trend watchers, “Libraries are no longer simply a holding area for books, they are community hubs. People gather at the library to share ideas and enrich their lives. Computers and internet are now commonplace in libraries and are often in demand. Unemployed individuals can apply for jobs, kids can do homework or play games at the library, but now libraries are much more than books, computers and internet. Libraries are becoming creation stations where students can create, build and craft.”
In 2015, IU2U (It’s Up to YOU!) was created as a vehicle to promote a teen program emphasizing mentorship, literacy and community beautification. Taking the JFHML teen mentorship a step further is the creation of JUNCTION 101 as a safe environment to develop relationships and a sense of community interchange
The new area includes workstations, supplies and opportunities for in-betweens, (ages 8-12) with Legos, Spirograph, origami, Magna, Anime, coloring & crafts. Occasional design concept classes will be facilitated by community members on Tuesday evenings between 6-7:30 pm.
Upcoming FREE classes include:
- August 15: Origami 101 with Deb Weide
(If interested in teaching a Junction 101 class, please contact Peggi @ Library)
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED! Pre-registration is required. Call 218-546-8005 to reserve a creative spot for any of the above Junction 101 Make & Do Tuesdays.
This project is made possible by funding from IU2U, the JFHML Friends Foundation and other donations.
JUNCTION 101 ITEMS
(available for in-house check-out)
Super Spirograph #207153
Scrabble Deluxe #207154