Join the Library Makers Online Community and Ignite Creativity

Jul 12, 2023

Man standing in front of two 3D printers in library

Library staff checking the first layer of a 3D print.

Post courtesy of Natrona County Library

Are you a library enthusiast who wants to embrace the power of making and creativity? Are you eager to start or expand a makerspace in your library but lack the necessary resources and inspiration? Look no further! The Library Makers online community is here to support you on your journey. In this blog post, we will explore the exciting opportunities that await you within this vibrant community and how it can help you unlock the potential of making in your library.

Connect, Collaborate, and Create:

The Library Makers online community is a dynamic platform that serves as a hub for library workers who share a passion for making. It offers a space for you to connect with like-minded individuals from diverse libraries worldwide, exchange ideas, and collaborate on innovative projects. By joining this community, you gain access to a treasure trove of fresh ideas, practical advice, and inspiring success stories, all shared by fellow library professionals who have experienced the transformative power of makerspaces.

Expand Your Knowledge:

The Library Makers community doesn’t stop at connecting individuals; it also provides valuable learning opportunities. The platform hosts various online events, including workshops, webinars, and virtual conferences, where you can deepen your understanding of makerspace tools and programs. These events are led by industry experts and experienced library makers who are eager to share their expertise and insights. By participating in these events, you will broaden your horizons, discover new techniques, and acquire the skills necessary to create an engaging and impactful makerspace in your library.

The Ambassador Program:

Exciting news awaits you! The Natrona County Library has been selected as a member of the inaugural Library Makers Ambassador Program. As an Ambassador, we will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the field, connect with leading library makers, and gain unique perspectives on fostering creativity and innovation in library spaces. We are thrilled to share this incredible experience with all of you and bring back valuable insights and resources to our community.

Building a Makerspace Community:

In addition to the online platform, the Library Makers community encourages collaboration and engagement on a local level. It provides resources and guidance on how to build a thriving makerspace community within your library. You will find tips on organizing maker events, reaching out to local schools and organizations, and fostering a welcoming environment for all patrons to explore their creativity. By implementing these strategies, you can transform your library into a vibrant hub of innovation and inspiration.

Stay Tuned for More:

As part of the Library Makers Ambassador Program, we will continuously share resources, updates, and success stories with our community. Together, we can take our libraries to new heights and create spaces that foster lifelong learning, curiosity, and imagination. Whether you’re a library director, librarian, or passionate maker, the Library Makers online community welcomes you with open arms. We will also be presenting on “Making at the Library” at the Wyoming Library Association’s Annual Conference!

Conclusion:

Embracing the spirit of making in your library has never been easier. By joining the Library Makers online community, you gain access to a supportive network, inspiring ideas, and valuable learning opportunities that will help you create a makerspace that leaves a lasting impact on your patrons. Connect, collaborate, and create with library workers who share your passion for making. Let’s unleash the power of creativity together and transform our libraries into vibrant spaces of innovation and inspiration. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity – join the Library Makers community today!

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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