BELMAR, NJ — There's still plenty of time to make a memento of summer at the Belmar Community Makerspace.

Here is a rundown of each remaining workshop in the Summer Maker Program, including any costs or required supplies. All programs are held at the Belmary Community Center/Library Annex at 503 Seventh Avenue.

Make a Sloth Plush Toy: Thursday, August 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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In this lasta of two-session workshop led by experienced seamstress Carol Robbins, participants will layout and cut out the patterns during the first class and then assemble the pieces into a sloth plush during the second class. All materials and equipment will be provided.

Adults must accompany children younger than 12. All materials will be supplied. Cost is $20 per person. To register, click here

Make a Comic Book: Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Springboarding off the popularity of movies based on the comics, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to make a high-quality comic book using an easy-to-use computer program or hand-drawings made themselves.

They can feature themselves as superheroes or in some other adventure, by using action or Lego figures, dolls, clipart or photographs taken in class. Belmar-based artist Louise Krasniewicz is leading the workshop.

No experience is necessary, and all materials will be supplied. Adults must accompany children younger than 12. Cost is $10 per person. To register, click here.

Make a Repurposed Shirt Pillow: Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Participants will create a special pillow to hug — made from the shirt of a loved one. Bring a shirt to make into the pillow.  All other materials and tools will be provided. The workshop will be led by experienced seamstress Carol Robbins.

Adults must accompany children younger than 12. All materials will be supplied. Cost is $10 per person. To register, click here


About the Summer Maker Program

There is a class limit of 10 participants for every course, so early registration is encouraged and can be made by clicking here.

Belmar Public Library cards are not necessary to register for courses in the Summer Maker Program. It is open to all ages, but an adult must accompany each child younger than 12.

For more information on the Summer Maker Program or the Belmar Community Makerspace, email library assistant Luis Pulido at

Belmar Community Makerspace: Where Opportunities for Creativity are Boundless

The Belmar Community Makerspace is designed for people to both learn and refine their skills, whether they take a workshop or class, or visit during open hours to work in their own personal projects.

The new facility, which opened last October, includes 3D printers, computers, sewing machines, video and photography equipment, basic workshop and electronic supplies, and a large flat-screen television for workshop instruction and presentations.

“The Makerspace is open to the public for 3D printing, digital scanning of old slides and negatives, and the use of the photo/video studio,” said library assistant Luis Pulido, who manages the Makerspace, situated on the second floor at 503 Seventh Avenue. “Also, we have four Apple computers available for use for work on projects, such as photo editing and web-based applications.”

Open hours are available from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For workshops and classes, no experience is necessary, and there are no prerequisites.

The Makerspace is open to Belmar residents and nonresidents alike. While Belmar Public Library cards are not necessary to take classes and workshops, they are required of those looking to work independently on personal projects in the Makerspace. Library cards are free for Belmar residents and $25 for nonresidents. They are available at the Makerspace or main library at 517 Tenth Avenue.

To register for a workshop or class, click here. For a rundown of upcoming workshops and classes, visit the Belmar Public Library website, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information, call the Belmar Public Library at 732 681-0775 or email Pulido at


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