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Fayetteville Free Library: Maker Space

Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries?’s Jessica Reeder interviews Lauren Britton Smedley, director of Transliteracy Development at the Fayetteville Free Library

“Libraries exist to provide access to opportunities for people to come together to learn, discuss, discover, test, create. Transformation happens when people have free access to powerful information, and new and advanced technology.”  – Susan Considine, Executive Director of FFL



Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces

Retooling Public Libraries

Make: Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?

“…It’s scary — laser cutters, CAD stations, CNC, 3D printers. Training needed, equipment purchases, a safety class, workshops — I’m sure there are lots of reasons it could never work out, but there are also many reasons it could. Besides, how often do you hear people talking about lining up outside the local library because the new 3D printer has arrived and they want to use it?…”  – Phillip Torene, Make Magazine

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