New Jersey Makers Day will be hosted state-wide March 24 through March 26. However, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is so excited about the opportunity to “make,” the System has decided to celebrate all March long.

“SCLSNJ branches are so excited to bring New Jersey Makers Day to our communities this March,” said Allie Ziff, manager of youth services programming and collaborations. “New Jersey Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and introduces maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering, and STEAM-based learning.”

New Jersey Makers Day was founded in 2014 with a goal to “enhance community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with multi-type libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and hands-on learning experiences.” Since then, the event has continued to grow and expand. 

Continued Ziff, “We encourage children, teens, families, and adults from all across Somerset County to come to our libraries this March for various events.”

Explore From Home

Recipe Club – Bread or Rolls (adults): March 21, 5:45-6:45 p.m.,

Bound Brook branch 

Bubble Wrap Painting (ages 2-5 years with caregiver): March 3, 11:30 a.m. – noon,
Resist Art Kite (grades k and up): March 7, 4-4:45 p.m.,
Tessellation Pasta Creations (grades K and up): March 8, 4-4:45 p.m.,
Bean in a Jar (ages 2-5 years with caregiver): March 10, 11:30 a.m. – noon,
Rainbow Sticker Art (ages 2-5 years with caregiver): March 17, 11:30 a.m. – noon,
Starry Night Craft (grades K and up): March 21, 4-4:45 p.m.,
Exploring Art and Design (grades K and up): March 24, 4-5 p.m.,
Maker’s Day Celebration (all ages): March 25, 11-4 p.m.,
Moving Motion Workshop (ages 5-12): March 25, 2-3 p.m.,

Bridgewater branch 

LEGO® Club (grades K-4): March 6, 5:45-6:30 p.m.,
Project Tween – Pi Day Art (grades 5-8): March 13, 5:45-6:30 p.m.,
All Things STEAM: Notan Art (grades 2-4): March 27, 5:45-6:30 p.m.,

Hillsborough branch

Creative Aging Workshop (adults): March 6, 10-11:30 AM,
Craft in the Children’s Room (all ages): March 11, during open hours,
Bead It! (adults): March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Art Lab (adults): March 15, 6-7:30 p.m.,
Science Stories (ages 3-6): March 22, 10:30-11 a.m.,
STEM Challenge (grades 5-8): March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m.,
Moving Motion Workshop (ages 5-12): March 25, 11 a.m. – noon,

Manville branch

ABC Art (families with children) – 11:30 a.m. – noon:

LEGO® Club (grades K-5) – 3:30-4:15 p.m.:

Explore Art (grades 1-5): March 8, 3:30-4:15 p.m.,
Makers Exploration Workshop (grades K-5): March 25, 2-3 p.m.,

Montgomery branch

Spring Bird Ornament Craft (adults): March 1, during open hours,
Air Dry Clay Vases (adults): March 2, 2-3 p.m.,
Engineer a Robotic Hand (grades 6-12): March 9, 5-6 p.m.,
Building Blocks (ages 3-7 with caregivers): March 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Sensory Sorting (ages 3-7 with caregivers): March 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
STEM Kids Liquids (grades K-5): March 22, 5-6 p.m.,
Marble Run Challenge (grades 3-6): Thursday, March 23, 5-6 p.m.,
Fiber Arts Meet-Up (adults): March 30, 2-3 p.m.,
Moving Motion Workshop (ages 5-12): March 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,

North Plainfield branch

Family STEAM Night (grades Pre K-5) – 6:30-7:15 p.m.:

No Bones About It (all ages): March 6, 4-4:45 p.m.,
Stained Glass Sun Reflectors (grades 4-8): March 7, 3:30-5 p.m.,
Sensory Storytime (families with children) – 10:30-11:30 a.m.:

Creative Crafts Macrame Hanging Art (adults): March 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m.,
Creating with Circuits (grades 5-12): March 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.,
Friday Fun Legos (grades K-12): March 17, 3:30-5 p.m.,
Techy Teens (grades 5-12): March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.,

Peapack and Gladstone branch

Origami Drop-In (all ages): March 11, 1-3 p.m.,

Somerville branch 

LEGO® Club (grades K-5): March 1, 4-5:30 p.m.,
Stories with a Hint of STEAM (ages 3-5 with families) – 6:30-7 p.m.: 

Zentangles (grades 3-6): March 18, 1-2:30 p.m.,
Preschool Storytime Story and a Craft (ages 3-5 years with caregiver): March 21, 1-1:30 p.m.,
Flower Crowns (grades 8-12): March 21, 4:30-6 p.m.,
Piet Mondrian (grades 3-6): March 29, 4-5:30 PM,
Preschool Storytime Story and a Craft (ages 3-5 years with caregiver): March 31, 1-1:30 p.m.,

Warren Township branch 

Moving Motion Workshop (ages 5-12): March 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Button Flower Embroidery (adults): March 22, 1-2:30 p.m.,
LEGO® Club (grades K-5): March 25, 11 a.m. – noon,
STEAM Stations (grades K-5): March 27, 4:30-5:15 PM,

Watchung branch 

LEGO® Club (grades K-5): March 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m.,
STEAM – Rainbows (grades K-5): March 14, 6-6:45 p.m.,

To learn more about these programs or to inquire about the Library System, call (908) 458-8400. To discover all SCLSNJ has to offer, visit or connect with SCLSNJ on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.