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

See Kid's and Teen Event Pages

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