What is a program?
A library program focuses on providing attendees a valuable and engaging experience that meet one or more of the following goals:
- Provides opportunities for continuing education and lifelong learning
- Foster literacy, workforce development, educational success and community engagement
- Serve our community’s diversity through engaging entertainment, enrichment and opportunities to encounter new ideas and learn new skills
- Offers a dynamic exchange of information
- Facilitates wide-ranging discussions and supports civic dialogue
- Fosters community networks and introduces residents
- Allows exploration of ideas in a safe environment
- Enhances the library’s role as a community resource
- Introduces patrons and non-users to library resources, services or programs
- Builds stronger communities
- Expands the visibility of the library
What is a creative studio?
A creative studio, also referred to as a makerspace, is an area in which people can gather to work on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. It also serves as an instructional space for these projects and use of equipment. These spaces will feature a variety of tools, based on the community’s interests or needs. For example, a makerspace may include crafting materials, sewing machines, or technology like 3D printers. Each makerspace is unique to the community it serves.