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Tell Us What You Want in a Makerspace Program

Tell Us What You Want in a Makerspace Program

Posted October 21, 2013


Makerspaces are open community spaces where members with common interests gather to share resources, knowledge, and creativity, build new devices, or just innovate.

Take the Makerspaces Survey!
The East Brunswick Pubic Library Makerspace committee is seeking input on how we can use Makerspace programs in East Brunswick and is asking residents to fill out a survey to share ideas on how we can be creative, collaborate, learn and experiment. Makerspaces are open community spaces where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, crafting, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, and creativity, build new devices, or just innovate.  Generally, Makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

•    Provide access to a wide variety of tools and technology;
•    Facilitate group interaction, knowledge, and resource sharing;
•    Supply access to physical space for individual project development;
•    Provide an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation;
•    Access to equipment for prototyping project ideas for hobbyist or entrepreneurs.

Simply, a Makerspace is a place where creativity comes together, is fostered and encouraged.  The Library wants to create a flexible, collaborative space or place that provides a setting for our residents to work on projects, teach and learn from each other, and meet and connect with other residents and library staff.  We include in our vision the encouragement of a “maker culture” of creativity, inquiry, experimentation, peer-to-peer learning and instructor led workshops. Before we launch any specific area of the maker culture we would like to hear from you!

Please share your ideas about what you’d like from a flexible, collaborative space by taking our survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ebplmakerspace