Maker Spaces come in all shapes and sizes at public libraries throughout the world and are very popular.
- Maker Spaces targeting adults typically serve the role of supporting entrepreneurs in the community who need an affordable space to create videos, high quality podcasts, 3D Prints, colorful brochures, and more.
- Maker Spaces targeting youth provide a space where children and teens can be creative and learn new skills while having fun.
Our library currently does not have any room for a Maker Space. We do, however, have many robots, circuit games, fabrics and other such materials tucked away and used much less frequently than we'd like.
Many Maker Spaces include video and/or audio production studios. We hope to provide at least one reservable, enclosed space that can double as production studio as well accommodate small workgroups and meetings.
Libraries can provide access to tools and services in maker spaces not easily found elsewhere. Both entrepreneurs and curious teens will benefit from having access to tools such as 3D printers.
A Maker Space would allow us to bring out our six programmable robots more frequently for our young users to enjoy.
Not all of the activities we'd provide in a Maker Space require electricity. We have bead boards and other crafts ready to be put to use more often.
Only a public library can provide supervised space accessible to everyone in the community 7 days a week.
We need your help to get this done. Please consider making a pledge to our expansion effort and/or lending us your ideas and energy. At the very least, please vote in November regarding the expansion and encourage others to vote as well.