More and more libraries are incorporating Makerspaces as part of the available resources for the public. With a focus on lifelong learning, creativity, and innovation, makerspaces can offer people an opportunity to explore new hobbies, interests, and job skills by providing tools and resources that they may otherwise not have access to. Is your library looking to begin or expand a makerspace? Not sure where to start or how to take the next step? In this presentation we will share an overview of the La Porte County Public Library Exchange, a makerspace located in La Porte, Indiana; what the Exchange offers; and lessons learned along the way that may be helpful to consider when starting or expanding your library’s makerspace.
- Learn about the history of the LPCPL Exchange and how it grew over time
- Goals of the space, logistics, and what we offer to the public
- Lessons learned along the way and considerations for your own makerspace
Date Recorded: 4/26/2023
Format: Archived YouTube Video
Presenters: Elizabeth Adams, Community Learning Librarian and Pam Okosun, Community Learning Manager / La Porte County Public Library