Welcome to the Library Makerspace

Welcome to the Library Makerspace
Posted on 03/01/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Welcome to the Library MakerspaceIncredible things happen when people are allowed to be in control of their learning, environment, and future.  Hutchinson Public Library’s mission with the Library Makerspace is to create an open and accessible hub with materials, tools and community.  

What is a makerspace?
It’s a place that provides new opportunities to the community via access to tools, materials, and special equipment.  In return, the community can host events (demonstrations, classes, etc;), provide mentoring to those who seek it, collaborate on projects/ideas, and more.

In the Library Makerspace, you can:

Make items with 3D printing
Create and develop video games
Digitize family keepsakes
Write and make music tracks
Design and manufacture signs
Do sewing and embroidery
Carve with CNC machine
Make replacement parts
Learn electronics
Explore various maker kits
and more!

Who is a maker?
Makers are anyone who wants to learn, create, tinker, explore, collaborate, share, teach, innovate, or socialize.  Teachers and students, caregivers and children, professionals and entrepreneurs, individuals and groups, and ultimately our community all benefit when we make and create together.

The Library Makerspace is being funded in part by the generous endowment from the Arlene Jennings Trust, appointed to Hutchinson Public Library by Deborah L. Mosier.  Debbie was a teacher in the Hutchinson area.  We think she’d be proud of what we have started with her gift.