A specialized room, designed by the library’s original architects, will house equipment for creative endeavors.
If all goes as planned, the Tualatin Public Library will soon have a permenant home for its 3D printers, serger sewing machine and any number of high- and low-tech equipment generally associated with makerspace projects.
“We’re currently in the design process for creating a makerspace inside the library,” said Jerianne Thompson, Tualatin’s library director. “They should be finishing the design in early February. Then we have to start fundraising.”
She said there are so many different programs going on at the library at any given time that a makerspace — generally an area where people come and create using a variety of different tools or equipment — really fits in as well.
“We’re becoming so much more than just books,” said Thompson. “It’s another way of…