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Library opens teen Makerspace

MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014.
The Makerspace is located inside the Teen Space at the Main Library.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library is one of 15 libraries statewide – and the only one in Atlantic County – to be awarded funding by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, to develop its own Makerspace. The library will receive $7,500 in funding and provide a match for a portion of that amount.
The library will provide teens with access to a variety of technology and tools, including a 3-D printer, digital audio recording, photography and video equipment, robotics, sewing machine and fiber arts, and more.
Teen Services librarian Megan England will coordinate the Makerspace project. She worked with the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to create the branding and choose the equipment and programs that will be available in the Makerspace.
“The Makerspace will offer teens the opportunity to come up with products and ideas for their own businesses, develop skills that will help them be successful in the workforce or college, and explore crafting and technology techniques for the pure fun of it,” England said.
 “The contemporary Makerspace movement is really about creating community spaces where people can learn by doing and engage in exploration and creativity using digital and analog technologies. Such spaces can both enrich and empower library users’ lives,” said Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.
Funding for this Makerspace Initiative is provided by the New Jersey State Library and by LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, whose services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3052, for more information about the Makerspace.

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