Caledon Public Library (CPL) is seeking community input on potential makerspace tools, resources and services that will be right for our branches.
Thanks to federal and provincial support through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), along with the Town of Caledon, Caledon Public Library will soon be able to introduce innovative new services and technologies in the reimagined Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch. An additional maker space is being developed in tandem with the relocation of the Caledon East Branch to the expanded Caledon East Community Complex.
Libraries across the province are creating makerspaces. A makerspace is a dedicated place that supports lifelong learning with an emphasis on technology, making and creativity. Makerspaces vary depending on community interests and can include a range of resources such as computers, 3-D printers, audio and video capture and editing tools, musical instruments, sewing machines and traditional arts and crafts supplies. Since there are many different kinds of makers and makerspaces, the library wants to know what best meets the needs of our community and how you would plan to make use of these new spaces.
“Caledon Public Library wants to help people achieve their full potential by providing places where people create, invent, learn together, and build skills for life” explains Colleen Lipp, CEO/Chief Librarian. “We want to hear from our residents. Whether you’re interested in learning new skills for fun, to start a new business venture, or to inspire your next big idea, let us know how we could help.”
Everyone that completes the survey will be entered in a draw to win a Cricut Joy from Creativebug, an online platform that offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques and is available through CPL’s Digital Library.