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Library Makerspaces

Library books about Makerspaces

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn while incorporating critical thinking skills through trial and error. In libraries, makerspaces can have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft, hardware supplies and other tools to create projects.

The video below, We Are Makers, tells the story of the Makerspace movement. 

We Are Makers from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

Current Makerspace Project

Our current makerspace project is a mask. Below is a how-to video recording by WLAC Instructional Assistant, Diane Matsuno: 


We referred to the CDC and US Surgeon General's guidelines for creating a mask. For more info, visit

Previous makerspace projects

The WLAC Library Makerspace projects have used various paper crafting skills to represent well-known themes and holidays. Paper Circuits use an LED bulb and coin battery to light up paper designs.

Makerspace Circuit            




Origami is a paper folding technique used to create everyday objects, plants and animals.

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Contact Us

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E-mail WLAC Librarian Maria Yanez with questions or comments about this Makerspace LibGuide. 


Help us gather data for future workshops by letting us know what kinds of makerspace projects you are interested in. Select from the options below:

3D Printing: 1 votes (50%)
Sewing projects: 0 votes (0%)
DIY Printmaking: 1 votes (50%)
Pinback buttons: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2