Make It at Your Library

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Project Overview: The project is designed to support the creation of Makerspaces in Idaho libraries and encourage the delivery of library services to digital users “where they live.” The Commission will provide the necessary materials and trainings to implement creative, STEAM-based programming for all ages. The project will :

Make It at the Library: Video Making 101 trainings for Fall of 2018 will be one-day trainings held in Boise, plus a 2 hour follow-up online session. The trainings will focus on creating videos to enhance library services and programs and communicate the library’s value to the community.

Attendees will receive:

  • Apple iPad Pro (unless received one during Spring 2018)
  • Tabletop iPad Pro tripod and mount
  • One copy of “Video in Libraries” Library Technology Report by David Lee King
  • Instruction in basic video skills
  • Support in creating the required videos

Participating library staff agree to:

  • Attend one of the one-day trainings in Boise at Library! At Bown Crossing, 2153 E Riverwalk Dr.

Friday, November 2

Friday, November 9

  • Participate in one of the follow-up online sessions to view and share works in progress

Friday, December 7, 10 am-noon (MST)

Tuesday, December 11, 2-4 pm (MST)

  • Create a video tutorial related to a library service (demonstrating use of self check out machine, database tutorial)
  • Create a video teaser for a program or service
  • Create a video communicating the library’s role in the community
  • Share videos in a variety of ways (i.e. library website, Facebook, YouTube)
  • Provide ICfL staff access to created videos
  •  Complete end-of-program summary/evaluation by March 31, 20109

Up to 40 libraries were accepted into this training (20 max per session) 20 slots were reserved for libraries that participated in the Spring 2018 Make It program. Selected libraries were able to send up to two library staff members to the training.

For libraries located more than 50 miles from Boise, ICfL will pay for a hotel room for two nights and reimburse libraries for additional per diem and mileage. Mileage reimbursement will be based on the distance from the participating library’s address.

  Agenda for Boise Training Days  
8:00-8:30 a.m.  Registration 
8:30 –9:00 a.m.  Overview of day 
9:00-10:00   Group A – setup iPads (Dylan/ Tammy)
Group B – debrief with previous attendees (Sue/ Deana)  
10:00 –10:30  Snack time & Take one: Go shoot B roll footage  
10:30 –10:50  Think, pair, share (Deana) 
10:50-11:15   Best practices – Emmy or Razzie? (Tammy) 
11:15-12:00   Evergreen or “Trendy” content? (Deana)  
12:00-12:30   Creating a Storyboard (Tammy) 
12:30-1:30   Lunch, video inspiration, list your ideas 
1:30-2:00   Setting the stage (Deana) 
2:00-2:45   Quiet on the set! (Dylan) 
2:45-3:00  Break 
3:00-3:45  Take two: Bring it all together (Dylan) 
3:45-4:15   Think, pair, share (Sue/ Deana) 
4:15-4:30  Debrief (Sue) 


The following libraries participated in the Make at the Library project.
2018 Libraries:

  • Aberdeen Distrcit Library
  • Ada Community Library Star Branch
  • Armoral Tuttle Public Library
  • Boise Basin Library District
  • Borah High School Library
  • Centennial High School
  • Clearwater County Free Library @ WEIPPE
  • Coeur d’Alene High School
  • DeMary Memorial Library
  • Eagle High School
  • Eagle Rock Middle School
  • Garden Valley District Library
  • Gooding High School Library
  • Gooding Middle School Library
  • Hailey Public Library
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Hillcrest Elementary (Boise)
  • Idaho Falls Public Library
  • Idaho Fine Arts Academy
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • John Brown Elementary School Library
  • Kootenai Elementary Library
  • Kuna Library District
  • Lake Hazel Middle School Library
  • Latah County Library District – Moscow Public Library
  • Lewis Clark State College Library
  • Madison Junior High
  • Madison Middle School Library
  • McCall Public Library
  • Meridian Academy, Central Academy, and Eagle Academy
  • Meridian Library District-Cherry Lane
  • Meridian Library District-UnBound
  • Middleton Public Library
  • Nampa Public Library
  • Oneida County Library
  • Payette Public Library
  • Portneuf District Library
  • Rockland School/Community Library
  • Skyline High School
  • Southside Elementary School
  • Taylorview Middle and Idaho Falls High School
  • Timberline High School
  • Twin Lakes Elementary
  • Victory Middle School
  • Wood River Middle School

2017 Libraries:

  • Ada Community Library Star Branch
  • Bellevue Public Library
  • Burley Public Library
  • Coeur d’Alene Public Library
  • Eagle High School
  • East Bonner County Library District
  • Emmett Public Library
  • Galileo STEM Academy
  • Garden City Public Library
  • Garden Valley District Library
  • Glenns Ferry Public Library
  • Gooding Elementary School Library
  • Gooding High School Library
  • Gooding Middle School Library
  • Gooding Public Library
  • Grangeville Centennial Library
  • Grangeville Elem./Middle School Library
  • Hailey Public Library
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Homedale Public Library
  • Idaho Falls High School
  • ISDB Library
  • Jerome Public Library
  • Kamiah Community Library
  • Kimberly High School
  • Lakeland High School
  • Lapwai Middle-High School
  • Larsen-Sant Library
  • Lewiston City Library
  • Lizard Butte Library
  • Madison Junior High
  • Madison Library District
  • Marshall Public Library
  • Mary McPherson elementary
  • Meadows Valley Public Library
  • Meridian Library District
  • Moscow Middle School Library
  • North Bingham County District Library
  • Pepper Ridge Elementary Library
  • Salmon Public Library
  • South Bannock Library District
  • Southside Elementary School
  • Syringa Middle School
  • Taylorview Middle School

2016 Libraries:

  • Eagle Public Library
  • Garden Valley District Library
  • Latah County Library District-Moscow
  • Lemhi County District Library:Salmon
  • McCall Public Library
  • Mountain Home Public Library
  • Patricia Romanko Public Library (Parma)
  • Richfield Library District

2015 Libraries:

  • Caldwell Public Library
  • Bear Lake County Library
  • Burley Public Library
  • DeMary Memorial Library
  • Marshall Public Library
  • North Bingham County District Library
  • Payette Public Library
  • Shoshone Public Library
  • Centennial High School Library
  • Heritage Middle School Library

2014 Libraries:

  • Aberdeen District Library
  • Buhl Public Library
  • East Bonner County District Library
  • Jerome Public Library
  • Portneuf District Library
  • Twin Falls Public Library

The original five libraries chosen for the project in 2013 include:

  • Ada Community Library
  • Community Library Network
  • Gooding Public Library
  • Meridian District Library
  • Snake River School Community Library

If you have any questions, call Sue at 208.334.2150 for assistance.

The ICfL is providing participating libraries with:

  • STEAM tools,
  • Design Thinking tools,
  • Intensive training focused on:
    • Maker Culture
    • STEAM-based programs,
    • Design Thinking and Design Process.
  • Technical support, and
  • Evaluation/Assessment tools.

Library staff will increase their knowledge of how to use design thinking. They will learn how to incorporate technologies and skills into library programming in order to improve, enhance, and increase services to all ages.


New Libraries chosen: October 2018 – Video 101

New Libraries chosen: January 2018 – Cricut and Design Thinking





  • New Libraries chosen: January 17, 2014
  • Introductory Webinar: February 4, 2014 – Archived Recording;
  • Training One: February 24-25, 2014 – Agenda; PPT 
  • Training Two: May 19-20, 2014 – Agenda; PPT
  • Training Three: September 25 – 27, 2014 3D Design and Printing


If you have any questions, please contact Sue.

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

Library Consultant for the Underserved
Email / 208.639.4148
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