Making a Mini Makerspace - webinar

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indiana State Library
Webinar, Live Online

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(No need to travel to the Indiana State Library, you can attend from the comfort of your own library)


Under the staircase, an old study room, an accessible storage closet … anywhere can become a mini makerspace!  The North Riverside Public Library, a small library outside Chicago, was able to cobble together funding using our budget and grants to create mini makerspaces in small nooks around our library.  We will talk about our process, research on materials and space design, and how we solicited valuable feedback from patrons.  We’ll also discuss our failures and successes throughout the planning and implementation process, including budgetary constraints and unique workarounds that we discovered.  This talk will be applicable to any small or rural library willing to get creative.    


Presenter:  Britney Musial, Teen/Tween Librarian and Lizzy Boden, Adult Services Librarian, North Riverside Public Library (North Riverside, Illinois)

Webinar date and time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 2 pm to 3 pm, Eastern

This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU which will be available to download at the end of the webinar. 



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Event Type(s): ISL Webinar
Presenter: Britney Musial and Lizzy Boden, North Riverside Public Library (North Riverside, Illinois)
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