Terryville library reschedules virtual meeting about established markerspaces

Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:08
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

PLYMOUTH – Terryville Public Library has rescheduled its virtual meeting about establishing a maker space to Aug. 20.

Gretchen DelCegno, library director, said the library has postponed the meeting until Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. to ensure prospective participants have fully recovered from the power outages caused by tropical storm Isiais.

“One of our facilitators only just got their power back,” she said.

DelCegno said makerspaces are “creative community workplaces” where people can build things and experiment with art, craft and technology projects while sharing materials, tools, and ideas.

The library plans to establish the makerspace on the library’s upper level in early 2021.

“It will give the community free access to “state-of-the-art tools and materials for crafts, robotics, textile design, digital videography, podcasting and 3D printing,” she said. “The makerspace will also have a “computer guts” area where kids can take apart a computer to learn how all of its parts work together.”

DelCegno invites people to attend the virtual meet up to provide input on the types of tools and technology to be included in the makerspace. They can also participate in the planning process for the creation of the space.

A contest will also be announced to create an innovative name for the new library makerspace.

To receive the Zoom link, email DelCegno at gdelcegno@biblio.org.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:08. Updated: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:11.