Makerspaces


Makerspace: People gathering to create, invent, and learn.

Traditionally, the role of the public library has been to provide materials and resources so that anyone can learn about any topic of their choosing.

Our makerspace programs take this role one step further by offering hands-on opportunities that bring learning, innovation, and creativity together. Check out our current list of tools and technology, and look for makerspace events at a library near you. 

  • Workshops: These programs will introduce you to new tools and technology. We may offer some instructional time to get you started, but we'll encourage you to learn and create at your own pace.
  • Open Labs: These sessions provide you with tools and technology but no instructional time. Some open labs (like our 3D printing labs) require that you have previously attended a workshop.
  • Clubs: These groups meet regularly to learn and create together. You may work on one project as a group, or you may be encouraged to bring your own projects to work on and share with other makers.
In our permanent and mobile makerspaces, we'll provide tools, technology, and the space - but it's up to you what you'll do with it. 

Begin by learning how something works.

Use what you learn to solve a problem.

Let your curiosity drive you to create something completely new.


Check out our current list of tools and technology, and look for makerspace events at a library near you.

Want to get started right away?

We've compiled a list of resources to help you start learning - no matter your skill level!

CODE.ORG
This site is perfect for learners of all ages! Get started learning to code through the nationally recognized Hour of Code. Choose from over 100 one-hour computer science activities, or take more in-depth lessons in the Code Studio.

KIDS, CODE, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE MAGAZINE
This bi-monthly online and print magazine is written to help kids ages 8 and older learn about programming and computer science. The magazine's focus is about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives.

LYNDA.COM
Learn a new skill online, on your time! This leading online learning company helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

COMPLETE LIST
Access all of our science and technology resources on our Online Resources page.

Have questions?

Please contact Chad Roseburg, Director of Information Technology

Phone 
(509) 663-1117 Ext. 134

Email
croseburg@ncrl.org

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