Public Library makerspace resources

A Timeline/map of US public library Makerspaces
Timeline events with consulted sources

• November: Fayetteville Free Library, NY. The first 21st century Makerspace:

• March: TekVenture Maker Station at Allen County Public Library in Ft.Wayne, IN:
• April: Hype at Detroit Public Library, MI:
• April: the Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library:
• July: Westport Library, CT:
• July: Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor:
• September: the Labs at Carnegie Public Library:
• December: Anythink Public Library, Brighton Teen makerspace, Brighton, CO:

• January: Piscataway Public library, NJ (first in New Jersey):
• February: Creativity Lab at the Peabody Library, Peabody, MA:
• March: Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia:
• April: Urbana Free Library:
• May: ideaLAB, Denver Public Library:
• July: Chicago Public Library:
• September 21: the Bubbler at Madison Public Library:
October 1: Mesa Public Library Makerspace, Mesa, AZ

• January: the Creation Station, Broward County Library, FL:–pages-344.php
• January: CreateSpace@MFL, Middletown Public Library:!lab/component_41229
• January: Cleveland Public Library:
• November: Universal Makerspace (accessible makerspace), Brooklyn Public Library:
• November: the Hive, John F. Germany Public Library, Tampa:

• January 26: the Public Library of Cincinnati:
• February: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Idea Box:!/pressrelease/charlotte-mecklenburg-library/r/thinking-outside-of-the-box—idea-box–makerspace-opens-in-uptown-charlotte,c9725284

Other Sources:


Presentation on Library Makerspaces at the University of Illinois

On April 16, 2015, I did a brief presentation of my research that I have conducted in my independent study on Library Makerspaces. This presentation was part of the GSLIS Master’s Student Showcase at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I have included a link to the YouTube video.