New Makerspace: Donations Needed

A Makerspace is a collaborative workspace inside a school, library, or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring, and sharing that uses anything from high-tech to no-tech tools. A Makerspace doesn’t need to include machines; if you have cardboard, Legos, and art supplies you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a Makerspace. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need critical 21st century skills in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They provide hands-on learning, help with critical thinking skills, and even boost self-confidence. (

Every Wednesday afternoon a group of our students will be gathering to create in our new Makerspace and we need your help to get it started! Please check out our Makerspace wish list of basic supplies below and consider donating tools or items you are no longer using (usable condition only please). Monetary donations for more specialized items would also be appreciated. To make a donation, please contact Liz Harrell at or 845-534-3710 x4864. Thank you!

Item       Quantity Requested

Hammers            1

Nails (not used)  many

Screwdriver – small flat head          1

Screwdriver – large flat head          1

Screwdriver- small phillips head    1

Screwdriver – large phillips head    1

Miter box             1

Power drill with bits           1

Hot glue gun       1

Hot glue sticks    1 pack

Elmers glue         2

Elmers glue sticks            5

Insulated wire for circuit building

Screws – all sizes              many

Plastic shoe box with lid (storage) 20

Popsicle sticks    1 box

Small wood blocks/pieces              many

Wood glue           1

Stapler and staples           1

Tape measure – retractable            1

Worx zip snip cutting tool               1

Heavy duty scissors         2

Masking tape      2 rolls

Duct tape            5 rolls

Work gloves (Small, medium, large)            5 pairs

Wire stripping tool             2

AA Battery holders for circuit building          5

9V Battery holders for circuit building

RBG LED’s (loose)           2 packs

Alligator clips for circuit building     20

Cardboard tubes 30

Cardstock            1 pack

Safety glasses/goggles     5

Soldering iron     1

Lead free solder  2

Mechanical pencils           12

Copper tape (for circuits)  1 roll

Metal shears       1

Dust masks         5

First aid kit          1

Fire extinguisher 1

Large plastic tote/box for storage   5

Paper towels       several rolls

Sharpies              5

Lighter   1

Dremel with router attachment       1

Pool noodles       5