Bring Your Ideas to MiY

Make It Yourself (MiY) gives residents of all ages access to tools, techniques and hands-on learning experiences that will spark their imaginations and enrich their lives. A particular focus will be given to young people, with the goal of inspiring/nurturing their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM education is increasingly important as students prepare for careers in our 21st century, technology-dependent, global economy. Looking at global technology trends, these learning and "making" experiences are going to be vital for current and future generations.

MiY provides a variety of opportunities for the public to learn new skills, cultivate and prototype new ideas, as well as collaborate with others to create things :

  • Instructor led, project-based activities for children, teens and adults
  • Appointment-based project instruction for adults and teens
  • Large-scale family-friendly events such as  New Jersey Makers Day, Tiny Art Show, How-to Festival, and Family Craft Days

Piscataway Library has always been a destination for consuming content. Now the library is a place you can go to create, too!

Currently, access for use of our makerspace resources is available by appointment only.

Please contact our MiY makerspace staff at to schedule an appointment to use our makerspace resources.

Appointment Information:

Appointments are scheduled based on staff availability and are only available at Kennedy Library. When e-mailing, please provide 4-5 days and times that would be convenient for you and we will match you with a staff member who can assist you with your project.  Same-day appointments are not available.

As we receive a high volume of requests for our custom services, please allow 48 business hours for a reply to your email inquiry.

Please note that Makerspace appointments are for adults only, or for teens 12+ with an accompanying adult.  The Makerspace frequently offers family programming, these programs can be located on our events calendar under the STEAM/Maker subcategory


For most appointments, we will need you to provide your own blanks and supplies. We are happy to provides a list of suggested items and vendors.

Please note that our Glowforge laser printer has additional restrictions on what items can be used with it, please e-mail for more information regarding this machine.


Most appointments are free when you provide your own supplies. There are a few situations where you must use our supplies, at a nominal cost:

  • Sublimation Mugs: $5 per mug
  • Buttons: 25 cents each
  • Keychains: $1 each
  • Magnets: $1 each
  • 3D Prints: 10 cents per gram of filament used (quote will be provided prior to printing)


The following are available in our MiY Makerspace for use by appointment:

Electronics and Robotics