2017 MiY Summer Programs Coming Soon!

If your child is interested in science, technology, engineering, robotics, and other STEM related topics... then Piscataway Library is the place to be this summer 2017! We have three fantastic and immersive programs going on that will be sure to provide a fun learning experience for those in grades K-12

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The Summer of MAKE : Teen Maker Institute is our new and revamped summer workshop program for those entering grades 6-12 operated in conjunction with the Piscataway Library Teen Services Department. This new program is designed to provide a much deeper and immersive making and STEM experience for those who are accepted into the program! This program will consist of two groups of 15 teens. Each group will complete 12 projects over a 6-week period from June 28th - August 4th on Wednesdays and Fridays. One group will attend Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11a-1p and the other group will attend Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4pm. To be a part of this unique experience, teens will have to apply for acceptance into the program. As always, projects made during this program will all be make and take home. 

We will begin accepting applications on May 8th using the following form : https://goo.gl/forms/AdReSRTnnV4xEda82

Registration will close on May 26th.

We will then hold two group interview sessions to determine which 30 teens will be accepted into the program. Projects for the Teen Maker Institute will include making your own digital watch, light painting, solar charger, hydraulic powered car, birdhouse, and more!

There is no residency restriction for this program.

This summer experience is sponsored by a grant from the Cognizant "Making the Future" initiative.


Tinker LAB (for those entering grades 5-12)

This unique program will be available for those interested, or that do not make it into the Teen Maker Institute. In Tinker LAB, teens and tweens will work with long-time educator and Piscataway resident Dave Zirkle on electronics and robotics based projects collaberatively, learning about the Arduino platform and coding environment to prototype various types of projects. This immersive program will be offered in a two week session in the month of August. Each of the sessions will run from 10am-12:30pm from Monday-Thursday. We will accept 13 participants for this program. The program dates are as follows : 

  •  August 7-10 and August 14-17

Registration for Tinker LAB opens on July 3rd by visiting or calling the Kennedy Library reference desk at 732-463-1633 x6. Registrations will NOT be accepted before July 3rd. At the time you register, you will need to indicate which session you would like to attend. Your tween/teen must be entering grades 5-12 to be eligible to participate, no exceptions.

There is no residency restriction for this program.

Note : To register and attend, your teen or tween must be able to attend all 8 sessions with a maximum of 2 excused absences. Teens participating in the Teen Maker Institute are not eligible to participate in this program.


Tinker CAMP (for those entering grades K-5)

Tinker CAMP is our revamped STEM program workshop series for those entering grades K-5, operated in conjunction with the Piscataway Library Children's Services Department. Children will have the opportunity to make and take various age-appropriate projects for K-2, and grades 3-5. Examples of projects include pizza box circuits, slime, paddleboats, balancing robot, windmill and more! Registration will begin the week of June 26th (we will update here with the actual date once it has been determined - please do not call to register until we have updated this information with the official registration date!).  We will also be updating this page with program dates, time and descriptions very soon.. stay tuned!!

Registration will be taken by visiting or calling the Children's Department at 732-463-1633 x7. These workshops are ONLY open to Piscataway residents

Note : For Tinker CAMP, your child(ren) may only register for up to 2 programs in order to allow as many children as possible to be able to take advantage of these workshops. Tinker CAMP is generously funded by a PSEG Sparks grant