What is the CreationStation?
The CreationStation is a makerspace with traveling components. The Duxbury Free Library defines a makerspace as “A place where people can collaborate, innovate, and create using information, resources, tools, and collections provided at the library. People can play, tinker, explore, or pursue personal or professional goals.”
Why does the library have a makerspace?
Libraries evolve to meet the needs of their communities. Beaufort County Library is evolving into a hub for learning experiences. With the recent rise of STEAM-based education (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) we want to provide a place where our community can build those skills through hands-on activities.
Where is the CreationStation?
The CreationStation tools live at our St. Helena branch library. However, most of them are mobile, so the “station” is anywhere we set up. We are planning activities at all of our branches – Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Lobeco and St. Helena.
What “maker” programs do you have available?
We plan to offer a range of activities such as 3D printing, jewelry making, knitting, computer programming, electronics, and origami. If you’re interested in making something, we can help you get started.
Programming will start in January 2014. Watch our event calendar for upcoming programs.
What tools and technologies are available?
We provide access to several different tools and software. Check our inventory for a complete list.
How can I help out?
We’re looking for volunteer instructors and assistants. View our post on volunteering for more information.