AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — It is becoming a growing trend at libraries. Makerspaces provide equipment and space to work while allowing people to experiment with art projects, perform their own repairs, and even start a business.
The Downtown Branch of the Amarillo Public Library (APL) is joining that trend with a Makerspace of its own.
“The Makerspace accomplishes several goals,” said Ben Wilting, a digital services librarian at APL. “Obviously, people get to work on hobbies and things that might entertain them, but it also offers people the opportunity to learn maybe new job skills, things that they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to in their regular lives because of cost or space.”
“It [the Makerspace] is a space where you can come and make things,” said APL’s Public Relations Coordinator, Stacy Clopton. “So this room is going to be filled…