One-Day Makerspace featuring Ozobots


A two-part, one-day program hosted at a rural library branch showcasing one (or more) of the Makerspace kits available at the Wheatland Regional Library.

We have provided our Ozobots program as an example.

Length of program session

30-60 minutes



Primary Audience

Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Young Families/Parents

Budget for this program

$0 - $50

Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.)

Copies of the Ozoluck Maze “The Cloud” – 1 per group of four participants (see Resource Links in our document); Copies of the Ozobot Brain Teasers – make more than you think you will need (see Resource Links in our document); Robots Days Ozobots Instructions sheet – 1 per group of four; Robots Days Ozobots Master Sheet – for yourself or any volunteers who are helping; Ozobots – 1 robot per group of four; Large sheets of white or off-white paper; Ozobot markers or thick tipped Crayola markers in black, red, blue, and green (see Resource Links in our document for Canadian suppliers we have used – we do not receive any money for sharing these links); Ozobots – 1 robot per participant

Copies of program publicity (newspaper articles, letters of appreciation, participant feedback, etc.)

Highlights - what worked well?

Participants were excited to draw mazes and the game went over well with older participants.

What were the goals/objectives of your program?

The goal of the program was to expose participants to other sections of the library they may not regularly use and potentially discover new, non-fiction reads based on the STEAM ideas (science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics.)

Makerspace Programming Kits - Building STEAM Capacity in Rural Libraries


Shawnee Hayward


A description of the Makerspace Programming kits purchased by Wheatland Regional Library in 2016 and the Staff Training we conducted with our largely rural Branch Librarians to encourage them to provide STEM/STEAM-based programs

Resource Type (defunct)


Running a Centralized Storybird Printing Program


Cassandra Mireau


Program Outline:
Wheatland Regional Library is made up of 45 branches.  Using the Storybird platform we let kids get creative and write their own books.  Published books are then printed in full colour at our central administrative office, assembled, and sent out to the creator’s home library for pick up.  
This resource briefly discusses how we set up Storybird, supporting programs that were run, and our outcomes.  It also contains a sample of the postcards used to register kids in the local branch "class".

Resource Topic

Resource Type (defunct)