Monday, June 2, 2014

Milton Public Library's Spark Lab

Thanks to a generous donation from the Milton Public Library Foundation, a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, and enthusiastic support from our patrons, we're excited to announce the grand opening of Spark Lab, a community makerspace, on June 16, 2014. 

Makerspaces offer hands-on experiences in creative community workspaces where people can build and experiment with art, craft, and technology projects. It's difficult to find hands-on access to anything for free, but Spark Lab will offer activities with a 3D Printer, video cameras, iPad minis, Stop Motion Creation Station, light box for drawing and calligraphy, a sewing machine, and art supplies such as easels, drawing pads, and various assortment of water color paint.

When thinking of libraries, you wouldn't necessarily think of robotics, stop motion animation, or computer science classes, but literacy is so much more than simply learning to read. There's math literacy, technical literacy, and more. 

We hope you'll stop by our Kickoff Party on June 16th from 11 am – 1 pm and from 6-8 pm. Come and enjoy demonstrations, hands-on activities, and refreshments.

Click here to explore our Spark Lab website!