Makerspaces: The Future of Public Libraries?
AbstractMakerspaces are places where people can come together, learn from each other, build and create new things (as well as fixing old things), and ultimately shift role from consumer to producer. Makerspaces are on the rise all over Canada and North America. Public libraries are getting on board with makerspaces, as libraries shift from a focus on books to a focus on providing access to participating in culture. Makerspaces have much to offer teens in the way of community, empowerment, learning, and fun.