Katie Peterson | Staff Writer
The Combined Arms Research Library is encouraging library patrons to indulge their creative side with the addition of a makerspace in room C112 of the library.
“A lot of libraries are moving away from your standard collection of books and physical items to check out, and they are moving more toward digital items, online resources and collaborative spaces where the community members can come in and utilize tools to help meet their needs,” said Nora Walker, CARL community library technician.
Makerspaces are an initiative available in public and academic libraries around the United States, Walker said.
Funds for CARL’s makerspace, which opened in September, were provided by Installation Management Command.
“Many of the Army (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation) libraries have received makerspace funds previously…