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Celebrating the Makerspace First Anniversary

We had a PARTY! A year ago, we were celebrating the opening of Makerspace in the Downtown Library, an initiative for which the Library Foundation raised over $420,000 since 2019. This March, we celebrated the success of Makerspace at its one-year anniversary with a small reception.

Over 5,000 children and adults have attended hundreds of classes and programs. Library staff and volunteers lead programs such as sewing, podcasting, 3D printing, art, drop-in tech help, coding, robotics, and much more! There is something for everyone – you, your children, your grandchildren, and programs for the whole family. Lego Robot classes will be all the rage this summer! Learn more about the collaborative co-working space now available with TVs and laptops. Some Makerspace activities and classes, including sewing, photography, crafts, and art, are also offered in Spanish. Be sure to check the calendar regularly:

Here is what community member Julia had to say, “The coding club in Makerspace expanded the age range and took in my then 4-year old. Did I mention how incredibly kind the librarians are? They really care about the kids and the community and go out of their way. We benefit greatly individually, but I also see how much the community benefits as well, especially the kids from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Makerspace equipment always needs regular upgrades, so thank you for making Makerspace a reality and continuing to support Library Foundation initiatives. Donate Now!

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