Project Next Generation: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire

The Brimfield Public Library has been awarded a 2022 Project Next Generation (PNG) grant. Project Next Generation: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire strives to help young people ages 10-18 develop a wide range of technical skills, achieve success through project-based learning, explore possible career paths, and hone skills such as critical thinking and effective communication. This is Brimfield's 7th PNG grant.

As part of 2022 PNG: Imagine, Innovate, Inspire, students will create 3D designs, build and program robots, use virtual reality technology, design video games, explore the night sky during Astronomy Club meetings, and capture the world around them during Photography Club meetings. Check out the Kids and Teen Event pages or our Facebook page for information on upcoming workshops and club meetings. Workshops and clubs are free, but participants must register. 


Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Events

Astronomy Club (RR)
Grades 4-12

Thursday, January 13 7:30-8:30 
Learn how the sky changes from month to month and get tips on picking the best time to take your telescope out from Poeira Astronomical Society member Bob Pauer. Weather permitting, we will take the library's telescope outside, so dress warmly. (PNG)

3D Pen Design: Fandom Fun (RR)
Grades 4-12

Wednesday, January 19 4:00-5:00 
Grab some friends and come create characters or objects from your favorite games, shows, or books with our 3D pens. (PNG)

Photography Club (RR)
Grades 4-12

Tuesday, January 25 4:00-5:00 
Join photographer and educator Angie Sneeringer for a hands-on photo session that will help you develop and imporve your camera skills. Don't have a digital camera? Use one of the library's. (PNG)

Technology

With our equipment and software, you can make videos, 3D models, robots, game worlds, art, crafts, and more! Ask a librarian about how you can use the resources listed below to make your ideas reality.

Software and Apps

  • Cura
  • Garage Band
  • Green Screen
  • GS Wizard
  • iMovie
  • Mindstorms Education EV3
  • 8 Minecraft Accounts
  • Sphero EDU
  • Stop Motion

Hardware

  • 8 Macs/17 PCs
  • 8 iPads
  • Headphones
  • LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer
  • LulzBot Mini 2 3D Printer
  • 12 3Doodler Start 3D Pens
  • 7 Canon Rebel T5i Cameras
  • 1 Canon XA30 Video Camera
  • Tripods
  • Lighting Kit
  • External Mic and Boom
  • Green Screen
  • 7 Ozobot Robots
  • 12 Sphero Robots
  • 2 Arduino Starter Kits
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine
  • 1" Button Press
  • 2.25" Button Press