Local Librarians Attend National Maker Faire


Makers from across the country converged on Washington, D.C. in June to attend the inaugural National Maker Faire, an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors.

Among the exhibitors chosen to participate were two local school librarians, Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School and Gina Seymour of Islip High School, who were promoting their successful SLIME endeavor from earlier in the spring. The teachers have applied for Maker Faire status for SLIME, which stands for Students of Long Island Maker Expo.

At the Faire, Holzweiss and Seymour provided attendees with numerous hands-on maker activities utilizing recyclables.