I came across a fantastic story from KQED’s MindShift blog about an innovative library project in Fayetteville, Arkansas that combines the acts of “finding” with “making”. The idea is to create a workshop style space with tools such as 3-D printers, CNC machines, and workbench spaces for people to make things they would like to use in their lives. To me, this is an exciting example of how communities can create spaces where all kinds of different learning activities can happen. It’s also an example of how people can be inspired by the work that others do around them. We’d probably need to re-brand the word and concept library but those discussions are happening anyway, this is an opportunity to build on these discussions already happening.
Libraries as Maker Spaces
By Dan | Published: November 15, 2011