Google camp promotes DIY projects

Kacie Hill, a second grader at Compass Public Charter School, has been digging into DIY projects at the Meridian Library this month. Librarians are hosting a free Google Maker Camp every Wednesday through August. The camp is a program designed to get kids making more with their hands, allowing them to play around with stuff, tools and different ways of making projects come together.

“I like coming every week because I get to make things however I want,” Hill said. “It’s very fun and I would tell other kids to join because we have learned about music and rockets.”

Every week in July, nearly 15 students participate in the program. During the school year more than 30 kids are involved with the Make It program.

“We want to encourage kids to make something. It can be associated with electronics, coding and paper crafts,” said Allie Poole, a program specialist for the Meridian Library District.”This is about getting the kids to learn something new.

If you can’t make it to the library the camp is free online and you can join anytime.

“There is a need in our community to learn about the growing technology base. We are trying to help kids at a younger age to get their hands on the latest trends,” Poole said. “Partnering with Google has helped us to have new ideas with the kids.”

For more information about the Maker Camp program at the Meridian Library, click here.