Who: Open to all. Families with young children will especially enjoy the event.
Arcade Games - Try your luck at fun carnival games! Ring Toss, Duck Pond Pick, Tabletop Curling, Stilt Race, Bean Bag Toss, Bottle Pyramid & more!
Mini-Golf - Tee up at our 6-hole mini golf course, perfect for all ages.
Maker Activities - Hands-on STEAM fun! Maker Activities support innovation, invention and learning through exploration, tinkering and creation. Our activities will feature STEAM skill-building gadgets that encourage exploration in electronics, engineering, robotics, construction, creating and repurposing.
When: Saturday, August 14 from 12pm - 3pm. Raindate: Sunday, August 15.
Where: On the Roxbury Library lawn!
How Much: FREE ADMISSION for all, thanks to this year's generous sponsors.
We can't thank our sponsors enough. They are the reason we are able to put together such an extragavanza. Because of their generosity, for the first time in 2021 we are able to eliminate ticket prices entirely. That means all families, no matter their financial disposition, can enjoy the event.
The Makers Carnival & Mini Golf funded a dream project that was otherwise unattainable with our operating budget or through the Friends' regular income streams.
In 2019, Mini Golf in the Library funded new collaboration tables, computer tables, chairs, and play furniture for the children's room.
In 2018, the inaugural event funded new A/V equipment used for classes and lectures: TV and cart, projector, motorized screen, and installation labor.
Thanks to our donors, we had the funds to start our own Library of Things! What's that, you may ask? Well - let us explain!
Who says the library should only lend books and movies? What if you could borrow a check engine code reader so you can find out what's wrong with your car before you go to the mechanic? What if you could borrow a mobile projector for that big presentation? What if you could sample a ukulele before paying for lessons?
Borrowing such things from the library may seem strange, but if you think about it it's really just an extension of what the public library already does. Libraries are the ultimate democratizing institutions. You don't each need to purchase thousands of books and expensive databases--the publicly funded library does so on behalf of all its community members and all its community members get to share in the bounty. There's no reason why the bounty can't extend beyond the traditional...that is, things we read, listen to, and watch,
You can check out our full catalog of Things
We are constantly updating our catalogue of Things! With just a few clicks you can save stress and money by borrowing our FREE Things for the whole family!
Some of our many items are: