The Terryville Public Library Makerspace will be an inclusive community space that supports individual learning and creation through direct instruction and peer/intergenerational collaboration.

Vision/Planning

8/21/2020 Makerspace Meetup Powerpoint Presentation (.pdf) Agenda (.pdf) Recording (YouTube)
9/08/2020 Minutes PENDING (.pdf) Agenda (.pdf) Recording (YouTube)

Committees:

Community Engagement – This committee will identify ways to survey what the community wants and expects from their community Makerspace.  They will also help identify a volunteer corps of mentors, teachers, and helpers willing to share their knowledge and skill with others. This committee will also facilitate the Makerspace Naming Contest and plan for the Grand Opening of the Makerspace.

9/29/2020 Agenda (.pdf) Minutes (.pdf)

Workspace – This committee will be focused on assessing the physical space that will be dedicated to the Makerspace and making recommendations for data ports, electrical outlets, furniture and storage, and the functional layout of the space. This committee will be in regular communication with the Library Director and the Equipment, Tools and Materials Committee.  May involve some on-site visits and physical assistance safely moving existing furniture.

Equipment, Tools and Supplies – This committee’s work will be focused on prioritizing the equipment, tools and materials that the Makerspace will seek for year 1, year 2, and beyond. This committee will review input gathered by the Community Engagement committee to assist in decision-making. This committee will work closely with the Library Director and the Workspace Committee.

Fundraising – This committee will focused on finding sources for funding, conducting outreach to businesses and organizations to solicit sponsorships of specific equipment, tools and/or work stations, and assisting with grant-writing efforts. This committee will be working closely with the Library Director, with input from the Equipment, Tools and Supplies and Workspace committees.

Publicity

8/28/2020 Terryville Public Library receives strong support, moves forward with makerspace (Bristol Press)
8/11/2020 Terryville library reschedules virtual meeting about established markerspaces (Bristol Press)
8/7/2020 Terryville Public Library wants to create a makerspace (Bristol Press)

Are you interested in joining our working group?
E-mail gdelcegno@biblio.org to get involved!