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YORK — It’s the afternoon before St. Patrick’s Day, and the first-graders in Meghan Trenholm’s class are on a mission.Everyone knows that those mischievous leprechauns show up this time of year, and if you’re ever going to catch one, now is the time. So armed with glue and gold glitter, soft bedding, a box and plenty of other things, these youngsters are let loose in the Village Elementary School “makerspace” to create a leprechaun trap.Inside the room isSource: Makerspace unleashes imagination, creativity – News – – Portsmouth, NH

Next year the libraries at Pacific University will begin to take on a larger academic role across all campuses, with newly appointed Dean of University Libraries Isaac Gilman overseeing the transition. “We’re going to try and bring in a variety of equipment and technology that will allow students in different disciplines to work in that space,” Gilman said. “We want the library maker-space to complement existing maker activities on campus in departments like art and physics. We’ll be able to use it as a hub, to allow students in any discipline to access these resources, while also pointing students in…

When the Farmington Libraries noticed that its patrons hadn’t been using its computer lab as they had in the past, the staff started to think about ways to transform the space. Then came the Studio, an experiential and media production lab that Horn says compliments the library’s popular makerspace.Source: Farmington Library Opens New Technology Studio – Courant Community

The Makerspace, a new addition to the Tompkins County Public Library, is providing the tools for the community to get creative and learn new skills. Located across from the BorgWarner Room, the space has work tables, 3-D printers, fully equipped audio booths, a laser cutter, an embroidery machine and other craft tools. That area opens up to a Digital Learning Lab set up like a classroom with laptops and whiteboards. The space is the library’s way of keeping up with the needs of the community. Source: Creativity shines at new Makerspace at Tompkins County Public Library – The Ithaca Voice

Libraries are hosting Repair Cafes and similar events to help reduce waste and bring in new patrons. And that’s the goal of the U-Fix-It Clinic—allowing people to repair broken items instead of throwing them away, but also inspiring them to learn more about the products they consume and how they work. The event is part of a larger movement across the globe working to help keep broken items out of landfills and revive the lost art of repair. Source: Libraries and the Art of Everything Maintenance | American Libraries Magazine

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