NPR on Hackerspaces in Libraries

I was pleased to hear this morning on NPR this piece on a couple public libraries that have actually taken on the idea of hosting hackerspaces. I’ve commented before on the idea of introducing hackerspaces and FabLabs in public libraries, and I still believe what I said there: essentially, that the idea of hackerspaces and FabLabs per se in public libraries isn’t practicable or appropriate for every community; but the general idea, however, of public libraries as places not just for the passive consumption of information, but also for the encouragement of active innovation and DIY content creation, is definitely something that falls squarely within the public library’s mission of encouraging life-long learning, whatever form that might take. In any case, the NPR piece is definitely worth a listen.

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