Creating a makerspace that will actually be used and increase the volume of community facility attendance at libraries or other community centers, while avoiding the catastrophe of spending funds on spaces and programs that go under utilized can be a perilous challenge. What seems like fun and a great idea at first, can flop if it fails to fulfill the creative channels hidden in the interests, talents or wishes of the patrons and community.
Eureka! Factory knows how to discover specific creative space and program needs and wants within a community. Designing library makerspaces and creative programs tuned to the community in which a community agency serves is a primary factor in successful implementation, while understanding and embracing a culture of listening, agility and flexible growth is a key to sustainability. Eureka! Factory – Make It Happen.
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The kinds of creative spaces and to programs that can be implemented in a library or other community center are endless. Eureka! Factory can design the spaces to fit well into your agency’s environment, and help you curate the appropriate programs, resources, volunteers and mentors to make your public makerspace a success.
Woodworking programs can be very poplar (OK, pun intended). From shop safety, to learning techniques, to furniture making. These programs have been quite successful in Pasco County’s Land O’ Lakes Public Library!
Eureka! Factory works directly with you and your agency or government department, Friends, staff, volunteers, and community to gather all the information needed to help you develop creative spaces and programs that are tuned to the needs of your specific community.
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