A Young Adult program offered by Project Next Generation* and the West Chicago
Public Library District
10th – July 26th
*Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State
Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided
by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of
the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Exploration is a STEAM-based program open to
students who have finished 6th-12th grade. Our library was awarded a Project
Next Generation grant* which allowed us to provide new technology for teens to
use in maker lab sessions at our library throughout May, June, and July.
We want to offer teens an opportunity to be as creative as they can while
exploring the areas of coding, audio/video production, circuitry, and
complete the program:
is required, in person or on the phone at (630)-231-1552 x 4.
(Online registration is not available for this program)
teens must attend a Navigation session before attending Maker Labs. In the
Navigation, teens will be introduced to the technology.
are expected to attend a minimum of 5 Maker Labs offered from May through July.
The maker labs are 1.5 hour long sessions where teens can tinker, prototype,
design and build their projects.
will complete a project of their choosing which they will show at the Maker
Fair on Tuesday, July 26th. The public is invited to view the projects that
participants have been working on over the summer
more details: please ask a librarian, see our
program guide, or online calendar.