Libraries as makerspaces

Many aspects of the best makerspaces already exist in school libraries:

* Librarians and LMS’s are experts in finding resources and connecting them with kids and teachers who need them.
* Libraries are community spaces that offer learning outside classroom structures and time limitations
* Libraries model cross-grade, cross-curricular experiences
* Libraries often incorporate student-led and mentoring experiences

Libraries are about making meaning and making sense of the world, which is the most important aspect of making in an educational context.

All these are perfect for schools who are looking to incorporate making and tinkering into their curriculum.