What Do You Want in a Makerspace?

Makerspace Community Meeting: Share your ideas, needs, and priorities.
Are you curious about the whole "maker movement?"

Making in the community has been around forever. Whether in classrooms, homes, community centers, libraries, or local tech shops, the "do it yourself" approach has brought makers of all kinds together.

You might have been making for years at home and never really thought of yourself as a maker. Well, guess what, YOU ARE!!!

Making can be as simple as arts and crafts to as complex as coding, the scope of making is very broad. Which fits in with our maker mission, "Everyone is a Maker."

Making today has become so popular in communities around the world that libraries have started implementing community makerspaces to provide access to high tech and low tech making equipment for patrons like you.

You can search online to see what other library makerspaces look like. Take a look at the Fayetteville Free Library’s "Fab Lab", opens a new window or San Francisco Public Library's "The Mix", opens a new window to get an inside look at making by patrons in the library.

The Belmont Library is getting a makerspace and we need your input on what you'd like to have in the makerspace. In our library system making is a daily thing, whether it's arts and crafts, sewing, 3D Printing, coding, music recording, video editing, the list goes on and on.

Since we all have maker stories to share and valuable expertise to give others, please join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM at the Belmont Library as we discuss what the Belmont Makerspace will be like. This event is open to all ages.

Can't make it? Let us know in the comments below what you want in a makerspace