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What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses no-tech to high-tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, virtual reality glasses, Legos, paint sets, soldering irons and even sewing machines.

Makerspace activities help develop both critical and creative thinking skills and promote active learning by providing a hands-on space for learners of all ages to create, invent and explore various technologies.

young girl in library makerspace

Hands-on learning

Makerspaces and youth-driven learning through experimentation can help kids gain confidence and make friends as they discover new interests, develop talents and even potentially find a future career. Makerspaces are designed to be a collaborative environment that encourages participants to share expertise, solve problems and learn new skills.

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boy exploring makerspace tools

What can I do in a Makerspace?

Makerspaces in Georgia’s public libraries have a variety of equipment  and offer programs covering topics such as laser cutting, computer programming and 3D printing. In some libraries, you can make music, create videos, make Lego towers, paint, knit, make buttons, tinker with robots and code websites.

Contact your local library to see what’s available.

Find a Makerspace

Take a look at the map to the right to see where makerspaces are located around the state. Some locations offer makerspace services, programs and/or equipment. Contact your library for more information.

Download a map and list of makerspace in Georgia's public libraries

List of Libraries with Makerspaces

The list below is not an exhaustive list of every makerspace in Georgia’s libraries. Check with your local library to see what they have available.

Athens Regional Library System (Mobile Makerspace)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts

Bartram Trail Regional Library System (Mobile Makerspace)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Tablets + Art + Virtual Reality + Gaming

Catoosa County
3D Printing + Legos + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art

Chattooga County Library System
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Engineering + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art

Chestatee Regional
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Music

Coastal Plain Regional Library (Mobile Makerspace)
3D Printing + Legos + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art

Cobb County Public Library System
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics

Conyers-Rockdale Library System
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art + Engineering

De Soto Trail Regional Library
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Art

Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library System
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art + Music

Gwinnett County Public Library (Multiple locations have equipment.)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Coding + Engineering + Art + Music

Hall County (Multiple locations have equipment.)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Engineering

Lake Blackshear Regional Library System
Art + Legos

Lee County Library
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Art + Cooking

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System
3D Printing + Robotics

Ocmulgee Regional Library System
3D Printing + Engineering + Video Production + Art

Okefenokee Regional Library System (Mobile Makerspace)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Music + Art + Virtual Reality

Piedmont Regional Library System
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Music + Art

Sequoyah Regional Library System (Mobile Makerspace) Multiple locations have equipment.
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Virtual Reality + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art

Southwest Georgia Regional Library (Multiple locations have equipment.)
Art + Legos + Robotics + Sewing/Yarn Crafts

West Georgia Regional Library (Mobile Makerspace)
3D Printing + Legos + Robotics + Video Production + Sewing/Yarn Crafts + Art + Coding + Engineering

Worth County Library
3D Printing + Legos + Engineering + Art