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Makerspace Presentation by Jo Ayres. “ Makerspaces are physical spaces for people, including kids, to work together and review their projects.  Making can happen anywhere—on a kitchen table or in a high-end Fab Lab, a living room or a garage, a school or a community center.”

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Makerspace Presentationby Jo Ayres

“Makerspaces are physical spaces for people, including kids, to work together and review their projects. 

Making can happen anywhere—on a kitchen table or in a high-end Fab Lab, a living room or a garage, a school or a community center.”

 (Makerspace Playbook, Spring 2013)

LIS688-01 Learning and Makerspaces

Ms. Lori Sands & Ms. Sandra Bates-Hart


The Challenge

  • Low income area

  • Neighborhood neglected and rundown

  • New road construction created empty homes and businesses

  • Library full of bored kids


The Idea

Create a Makerspace learning environment on the wasteland outside the library.


What is the plan?

Start small but think big.

Short term plan from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Choose a manageable plot size to begin with.

Create a small garden to grow flowers and vegetables.

Include an artist’s corner.


What does it need?

Art Supplies

Storage

Tools


How?

  • Library sponsorship

  • Donations and Grants from Local Businesses

  • Volunteers

  • Interest from the local community

  • Fees


Looking for something FUN to do this summer?

Promotions and Advertising

Makerspace at your Library

June—August 2014


Recycle!!

Focus on using recycled materials


Long Term Goals

  • Ultimately a Community park

  • Benches and a playground

  • Artist’s Walkway


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