Makerspace a New Addition to Rawlins Library

Jun 9, 2022

Makerspace room with large windows and sewing machines and other equpment

The Rawlins Library makerspace.

The Rawlins Library, part of the Carbon County Library System, recently had the exciting addition of  a makerspace. The space is a collaboration of the County and the Library Foundation and is beautifully integrated in the remodeled library floor plan. It officially opened on April 29 and includes a Glowforge, two Makerbot 3D Printers, a Cricut Maker, heat press, and two sewing machines.

“The Carbon County Library System has been a part of daily life in Rawlins since 1925, and has changed immensely since its start as one small room at the local school,” said Maria Wenzel, the library’s Executive Director. “A library must change and grow with its community, and we’re excited to help usher the CCLS into its next iteration and continue serving the public for another century.”

She continued, “Our hope is for our community to know that our libraries are more than just books and we’re here to embrace the change and growth with them. From our business station to learning a new skill in the makerspace or a stop at our job search station with Wyoming at Work, we’re here for them.”

Patrons are pleased with the library remodel and the makerspace addition. Maria shared one patron comment as an example: “Great showcase of the wonderful possibilities a library can possess.”

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