Anythink Brighton set to open new teen ‘makerspace’

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By The Staff

    BRIGHTON — Anythink Library will be celebrating the grand opening of its teen makerspace from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today.
    Community members of all ages are invited to tour the space, experiment with its new tools, participate in hands-on crafts and enjoy refreshments. The open house coincides with the library’s annual Gifts From the Heart program.

    Library spokeswoman Stacie Ledden said Makerspaces are creative community workspaces where people can build and experiment with art, craft and technology projects while sharing tools and ideas with other community members.
    The makerspace at Anythink Brighton will serve as an idea lab and creation space for teens to explore their creativity and cultivate their imaginations in interactive, hands-on ways. It will give teens free access to state-of-the-art tools and materials for crafts, robotics, textile design, digital photography and 3-D printing.
    The makerspace was made possible with the help of an $18,849 grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.