Maker Spaces

I was interviewing a librarian today for a project in my MLIS program. One of the things she was telling me about was the maker space in her library. I had not heard of maker spaces before. Basically it’s a craft space in libraries to allow patrons the ability to create things- a way to keep patrons off of technology for awhile. This is not to say that technology is bad. It’s just that most everyone can agree that many people’s lives are completely consumed with technology. So, the idea of a dedicated craft space in libraries is very intriguing to me.  Take a look at this website and let me know what you think.

The Makings of Maker Spaces

 

Also, here is a list of libraries that have a maker space.

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