WESTAMPTON, NJ – In honor of NJ STEM Month, Senator Troy Singleton will partner with the Burlington County Library System (BCLS) for their 5thAnnual Makers Faire. The monthly “Serve with Senator Singleton” event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2018 and volunteers are asked to serve along with the Senator from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the Burlington County Library - Main Branch located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton.
The Senator and a group of volunteers will help with registration and sign-up, as well as with staffing specific activity stations at the event. The various stations include STEM activities such as 3D printing, as well as arts and crafts projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign-up on the Senator’s website:https://www.senatorsingleton.com/burlington_county_makers_faire
“New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration that promotes community education, entrepreneurship, and STEM learning,” said Senator Singleton. “I am excited to partner with the Burlington County Library System for their 5th Annual Makers Faire and hope that through hands-on activities, this event will encourage children to foster an interest in STEM related subjects and fields.”
This event will be the Senator’s 15th “Serve with Singleton” community service project. Previous volunteer efforts included: painting the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Community Options homes, and the Roebling VFW; clean-up days at Jacob’s Chapel Ministry Center, Strawbridge Lake, Providence House and Bordentown’s Senior Center; supply drives for UIH Family Partners and Tabernacle Baptist Church; lunch duty at the Beverly United Methodist summer program; setting-up Cinnaminson’s Relay for Life; building animal shelters with HousePaws; and volunteering at the Extended Hands Ministries homeless shelter.
The Burlington County Library System has 8 branches, including its Westampton Headquarters, and nine community libraries that maintain an association with the County Library. It has the distinction of serving the largest county geographically. Residents located in 818 square miles of both rural and suburban areas have access to over 1,000,000 items within the library system.