Today kicks off the National Week of Making, celebrating innovation, ingenuity and creativity. Last year’s presidential proclamation for this event stated:
American ingenuity has always powered our Nation and fueled economic growth … Makers and builders and doers — of all ages and backgrounds — have pushed our country forward, developing creative solutions to important challenges and proving that ordinary Americans are capable of achieving the extraordinary when they have access to the resources they need.
Libraries have responded to the need to provide those resources. In recent years, many have begun adding makerspaces or maker programs. The new Converse County Library, under construction now but opening soon, has a designated makerspace. Laramie County Library System doesn’t have a space, but they shared with us some of the programs they do to encourage making. Other libraries around Wyoming are creating programs and carving out space for these activities.
Is your library doing something special for National Week of Making? Let us know! Email your news to Susan Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (307) 777-5915.