Summer of Making

August 2, 2016 - 1:45pm -- Tim

The summer of making has kicked off to a great start and the heat is on! Check out the Summer of Making for a chance to win a laptop, Amazon gift cards, a Sparkfun electronics kit, and most importantly, a pizza party. You have the chance to explore your creative genius by making something, anything really, and submitting it to the teen website for a shot at a prize. Pass by the ideaLAB and you’ll see the Summer of Making Meter. 

$5 off Zoo admission this weekend for Pokemon Go players!

Lately, I’ve been staring at my phone and running into things. Maybe you have too? I work at the Central library and the Pokémon hunting is nuts! I caught 7 Pokémon on my way into the building this morning and 517 CP Electabuzz as I was putting my backpack away. As I was checking my phone to tell you about it, I caught a 312 CP Machop! Thank you lure setters!


ideaLAB's Summer of Making

May 18, 2016 - 2:43pm -- Laura


Want to win a sweet prize this summer? It’s easy.

1. Make something. Anything.

2. Go to, click Create & Connect to share your project. Tag it with #summerofmaking to enter the drawing. All entries need your name and email.

3. Repeat. Every project increases your chances to win.

All projects must be submitted between June 1 and August 13 to qualify. Questions? Ask ideaLAB Staff or email

Youth Mental Health Awareness Day

May 2, 2016 - 4:42pm -- angela

Youth Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday, May 11

Wear lime green to show your support on May 11!

FACT: 1 in 4 Colorado teens are struggling with mental health issues.

FACT: Suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado for teens ages 15-24.

FACT: 50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14.

FACT: 1 in 10 Denver high school students have considered suicide in the last year.


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