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How to Checkout a Kit

Step 1 - Find out what you want
Go to LION.dpsk12.org and search for "makerspace kits" to see a list of available items.
There is a list of available kits under the "Available Kits" tab on this website.
You can also contact Classroom Library at 720.423.1841 or ERSClassroomLibrary@dpsk12.org to find out what's available for check out.

Please note: Cubelets (kits #2 & 3), Dash & Dot, Lego WeDo 2.0, MaKey MaKey, Sphero 2.0, Sphero BB-8, Sphero Ollie, Sphero Ollie Darkside, & Sphero SPRK require a device to be used. There is not a device included in the kits. Please go here for device compatibility & app information. Thanks!

Step 2 - Reserve a kit
Contact Classroom Library at 720.423.1841 or ERSClassroomLibrary@dpsk12.org and let them know what kit(s) you're interested in and when you're going to come to Library Services to check them out.

Step 3 - Come to Library Services to check out a kit
Please make sure you've contacted us to let us know you're coming. This way we can make sure someone is available to help you when you arrive. Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:30pm.

We are located at 1617 S. Acoma St. Denver, CO

1617 S Acoma St


Directions:
From W. Evans Ave.:
Take Broadway north to W. Iowa Ave.
Turn west on W. Iowa Ave.
The first street is S. Acoma St.
The building is on the southwest corner of W. Iowa Ave. and S. Acoma St.
Library Services Makerspace kits are located on the first floor toward the back of the building. You will need to be buzzed in at the front desk.

From I-25 and Broadway:
Take Broadway south to W. Iowa Ave.
Turn west on W. Iowa Ave.
The first street is S. Acoma St.
The building is on the southwest corner of W. Iowa Ave. and S. Acoma St.
Library Services Makerspace kits are located on the first floor toward the back of the building. You will need to be buzzed in at the front desk.

Please remember: We are NOT located at the Emily Griffith Campus! We are at the Acoma Campus. We are on SOUTH Acoma Street.

Step 4 - Get your kit
We ask you to fill out a short form so you know the cost of the kit, that you're responsible if anything is lost, and kits need to be returned to us when you're finished with them. We'll make you a copy of the form, check the kit out in LION, and you're ready to go!

Step 5 - Use the kit
We have links to lesson plans on the individual kit pages, curriculum connections, and other ideas on using your kit.

Step 6 - Returning your kit
Please go over the inventory list located inside your kit to make sure everything is in there.
Return the kit back to Library Services at S. Acoma St. (see step 3 for directions).
Fill out the feedback form and tell us what you thought!

Thank you for your interest in checking a kit out from Library Services!

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Other FAQs about checking out a kit

Who can check out a kit?
Makerspace Kits can be checked out to any library staff or teacher.

How long is the checkout time?
Checkout time is one month.

Will you send the kit to me using inter-campus mail like you do with the book baskets?
No. Due to the size, cost, and fragile nature of the kits, we require the person checking them out come to Library Services - Acoma Campus to check out the kits. Someone in Library Services is available to help you check out or return a kit Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:30pm. Please call or email before coming so we can make sure to be ready when you arrive.

Can I just send the kit back using inter-campus mail?
No! Please see answer number 4. Due to the size, cost, and fragile nature of the kits, we require the person who checked them out to return them to us at Library Services. Someone in Library Services is available to help you check out or return a kit Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:30pm. Please call or email before coming so we can make sure to be ready when you arrive.

How sturdy are the kits?
Most of the items are pretty sturdy, but they can still be broken or damaged. Please do not expose the items in this kit to extreme temperatures (don’t leave it in your car, in a sunny window, etc.), immerse anything in water, or get them dirty.

How do I contact Library Services?
Location: 1617 S. Acoma St. Denver, CO (southwest corner of Iowa and South Acoma St., just west of Broadway)
Classroom Library: 720.423.1841 or ERSClassroomLibrary@dpsk12.org
Help Desk: 720.423.1842 or ERS_Helpdesk@dpsk12.org