A number of public libraries in Connecticut have begun programs and developed maker spaces that connect people and foster innovation through shared hands-on learning. Now the Simsbury Library is the latest library to advance the makers space movement by creating an Innovators’ Workshop Makers Space, scheduled to be completed in September.
Simsbury Public Library embraced the maker movement in 2014 with the launch of Innovators’ Workshop and a 3D printing lab. Since that time, they’ve added other equipment to the lab, including sewing machines, both manual and digital, as well as digital conversion equipment, providing greater opportunities for people to gain knowledge through hands-on learning and to become creators and innovators. All of this equipment will now be housed in the new Makers Space.
The Simsbury Library’s Makers Space is being funded by the generous bequest of Jewel Gutman and a grant from the Wagner Family through the Investor Angels of the Friends of the Simsbury Public Library.
Look for the Simsbury Library’s Makers Space booth at the Greater Hartford Maker Faire on October 8th!