Hutchinson residents can try their hands at 3D printing, CNC design, Adobe Photoshop, machine embroidery and more — for free.
The Hutchinson Public Library’s Makerspace offers access to hands-on technology in one room. What used to be a computer training lab in the library’s basement has transformed into a space for creatives.
Across the nation, public libraries are shifting their missions, said Gregg Wamsley, director of HPL. and makerspaces fit with the new direction. Rather than just storing books, libraries are becoming places to exchange ideas and interact with others.
“Libraries were just the big storehouse of information, and we still have that, but you can also interact with people who have similar interests, which wasn’t always the mission of the library,” Wamsley said.
Space to create
A makerspace offers patrons access to creative tools as well as…