4233 John F. Kennedy Blvd, New Jersey, North Bergen 07047
The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Guttenberg Resource Center celebrated its first anniversary by holding a “Makerfest” that filled the entire lower level of the Galaxy Towers mall with games and activities for kids and families. Hundreds of residents from North Bergen and Guttenberg attended the four-hour event and left with souvenirs, snacks, and big smiles. Library Director Sai Rao and her staff provided table after table of hands-on activities to promote the act of making, utilizing everything from traditional paint on paper to a 3D printer. Among the options available were mask-making, balloon art, slime, calligraphy, clay sculpture, bookmarks, book art, and demonstrations of makeup, henna, and temporary tattoos. Residents played with musical bananas (!), virtual reality, and tried their luck spinning the “BeanBoozled” wheel for a chance at tasty jellybeans – or not-so-tasty flavors like stinky socks and dead fish.
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