OK, I’m stepping outside my comfort zone.  I don’t know a lot or understand a lot about the makerspace movement.  You probably know a lot more about it than I do.  But basically, a makerspace is just a place where people can work on projects—often tech or artistic projects.  Apparently they’re also called hackerspaces.

Makerspaces have caught on in libraries in a big way.   At last week’s WLA conference I learned about the mobile makerspace that the Arrowhead Library System launched with an LSTA grant.  Member libraries can borrow parts of it for programs in their libraries.

This is where I also learned more about the Library as Incubator project:

The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts. We serve this mission both through the Library as Incubator Project website and through other offline projects.

paletteAs I said, I’m just learning.  Are you?  Does your library have a maker space?  Do you offer “maker” programs?  Share your experiences and thoughts in the Comments.




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