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Space will provide a place to promote education while fostering a do-it-yourself spirit in our community

Lexington, Kentucky (September 27, 2022) – Earlier today, Lexington Public Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Commerce Lexington to officially reopen the Makerspace at their Eastside Branch.

Located on the second floor of Eastside the Makerspace has a variety of equipment for teen and adult community makers including: Tabletop Kiln, 3D Printers, Sewing Machines, Large Format Printer, Large Format Laminator, Button Maker, Heat Press, Cricut Maker.

The mission of the Makerspace is to support and educate individuals and groups who wish to further develop their creative and problem-solving skills. The Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring, and sharing using a variety of high tech to low tech tools. The Makerspace seeks to foster a collaborative environment wherein people can explore and create intersections between technology, science, art, and culture. It is a space that encourages artistic expression, personal growth, and entrepreneurship for individuals and groups.

“Lexington Public Library is excited to be able to provide this innovative resource to our community,” said the Library’s Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “Eastside will serve as a hub for people from all walks of life to come together, explore, and create,” she added.

The space will provide a place to promote education while fostering a do-it-yourself spirit in our community. It is meant to be a community resource that will offer programming and education on printing, sewing, jewelry and pottery as well as fine arts and painting other skills makers might need to further develop and use for the betterment of the community.

Media assets for the Makerspace can be found here: The Makerspace at Eastside (Media Kit)

Open houses will be held on Thursday, September 29 & Friday, September 30 from 3-5pm.

For general information on Lexington Public Library, their programs, and their partners, please visit www.lexpublib.org and their social media pages @lexpublib. Follow the Library Foundation on Facebook at @lexingtonpubliclibraryfoundation or visit www.lexpublib.org/foundation