MAKERSPACES IN LIBRARIES
The world around us is rapidly changing. New technological developments are constantly coming our way and bring a lot of possibilities.
We look at our technological development with amazement or start working on it ourselves. There are also dangers as in every new development. The speed and huge amount of information, especially with the arrival of the internet, sometimes leaves people confused.
Fortunately, the library is there to fulfill its important social role: Making information, culture and lifelong learning accessible. This access in a safe context enables us to exercise our democratic rights and play an active role in society.
In addition to the traditional range, more and more libraries are investing in manufacturing sites to offer extra social value and "empowerment" to its community. In these manufacturing places people get started with digital fabrication to make things themselves. This new kind of digital literacy is essential to ensure the entire society benefits from the new digital age. We want to bridge the digital divide.