Press Releases

Piscataway Public Library Wins Four Awards at New Jersey Library Association Conference

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:45am

At the recent 2013 New Jersey Library Association Conference, Piscataway Public Library received four awards. Young Adult Librarian, Erica Solomon, was selected as a New Jersey Library Association Rising Star, while Head of User Services, Kate Vasilik, won the prestigious President's Award. The library also was a co-winner of the inaugural Innovation Award from the New Jersey State Library for the library's work creating the first library makerspace in New Jersey. The library also received a Public Relations Award for the second consecutive year. 

Made in Piscataway - Board of Trustees launches public library makerspace, first of its kind in New Jersey

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 4:45pm

PISCATAWAY, NJ - January 28, 2013 - Piscataway Public Library’s Board of Trustees celebrated the launch of the Make It Yourself (MiY) project on Saturday, January 26, attracting a crowd of over 250 people, including Township Administrator Joe Criscuolo. The launch featured speeches by Councilman Jim Bullard, Board President Kapil Shah, and Library Director James Keehbler, and live demonstrations of 3D scanning & printing, sewing & textile design, electronics programming with arduino single-board microcontrollers, build & battle robotics, digital music production, t-shirt designing with vinyl cutter & heating press, button-making and free play with Legos.

Make It Yourself project launches in Piscataway - Library seeks to empower community through making

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 10:45pm

Piscataway Public Library announced today the launch of a new project called Make It Yourself (MiY), which will give Piscataway residents the opportunity to learn, play, and experiment with making in a variety of forms. Make It Yourself will give residents the tools and techniques to design and manufacture textiles on sewing machines, produce music with digital recording equipment, build fully functioning robots, and fabricate 3-dimensional plastic objects with the MakerBot Replicator, a state of the art 3D printer.