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LIBRARY MAKERSPACES

The Challenge

Creating a makerspace that will actually be used and increase the volume of patron attendance at the librarty, while avoiding the catastrophe of spending funds on spaces and programs that go under utilized can be a paralous 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.

The Solution

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 the library 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.

UNDERSTAND THE COMMUNITY and DESIGN TO THEIR NEEDS

The kinds of creative spaces and to programs that can be implemented in a library are endless. Eureka! Factory can design the spaces to fit well into your library’s environment, and help you curate the appropriate programs, resources, volunteers and mentors to make your library’s makerspace a success.

Culinary

Think food programs are too messy or pricey for your library? Think again! A Florida public library is successfully hosting an ongoing series of culinary programs without breaking the bank.

Robotics

Student robotics programs are way more that just robots.  A true sport for the mind, these programs help our youth develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, technical design, mechanics, electronics, programming, writing, public speaking, and gracious professionalism.

Woodworking

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!.

 

 

Audio / Video

A Multimedia Studio can draw in members of the community that have never been to a public library!  So many uses for such a space from music recording, animation, video production, editing, and the list goes on. A very popular section in makerspaces that have one.

Eureka! Factory works directly with you and your library’s patrons, 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 library’s communtity.

Let Us Know How We May Help Your Library

LET US KNOW HOW WE MAY HELP YOUR LIBRARY

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The Eureka! Factory, a trademark of Willingham Associates LLC, is a collaborative of creative individuals and business partners who believe in the power of community driven innovation to help people move from passive consumption to empowered and active creation of their future and ours.