[ISLMA-Share] Funding Makerspaces - donations from parents?

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Thu Jul 28 13:34:41 CDT 2016

We didn't do a letter, but in the principal's weekly newsletter, she asked
for the donations. Parents were generous. One parent was crafty and had a
connection to JoAnn Fabrics...we got lots of goodies, including a sewing

I was also specific...I asked for wood for string art activities and one
day I walked in the library and I had these great wooden boards. BTW...if
you do this activity you should use carpet tacks - they work great!

We have a wonderful PTO that gives us the opportunity to ask for their help
in purchasing items that are outside the normal budgets. Perhaps you could
go to your PTA/PTO president or go to a meeting and explain what you are
trying to do and what you need.  You'd be surprised...you might get a
parent that will volunteer to do a project!

Hope this helps!


“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and
—Jenny Han, *The Summer I Turned Pretty*
Linda M. Polak, MLIS
Director of Library/Information Services
Sunset Ridge School (Grades 4-8)
525 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, IL 60093
polakl at sunsetridge29.org
Fax: 847-446-6388

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:57 PM, Email list for the Illinois School
Library Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was was given a space to try and get a makerspace up and running in my
> library for the next school year.  I am super excited, however the question
> has come about asking for donations from parents. (Things like, paper towel
> rolls, markers, pencils, straws, etc - nothing “tech-y”).
> Can any of you share is you have asked for donations from parents for a
> makerspace?  We are a middle-upper class school district.  If any of you
> out there are from a similar demographic, and would share if a donation
> letter has been successful or well-recieved, that would help me make a case
> to the administration.
> Thanks for your help,
> Keri Johnson
> kjohnson at d70schools.org
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