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First Public Library to Create a Maker Space

Technology has made it possible for each one of us to play a role beyond that of a consumer – that of a creator. This massive technological potential has been creatively channeled by Lauren Smedley to create a unique Maker Space within the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) in New York State.

Ms Smedley inspired among others, by Professor David Lankes and his concept of Killing Librarianship. She has created a facility called the Fab Lab, which will feature a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer.

A Maker Space in public library is an extension of the very concept of a public library – providing access to ideas, information and technology. Ms Smedley tells us how it all happened and also shares her top website resources for makers.

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