The NNYLN Technology Service Improvement grant provided funds to outfit the newly available creative maker space with a computer and monitor for the 3D printers, a charging station, several Chromebooks, project lockers, robotics competition equipment, and miscellaneous electronics.

The library hosts the Plattsburgh Robotics group on Saturdays during the school year and Girls Who Code is in its second year. The space will be highlighted during the unveiling of our solar powered marble machine which is phase two of our clay tile mural project. The machine was built in the makerspace and a prototype installed on the wall for testing and demonstration. We have partnered with Clinton Community College to print the final auger on new weather-resistant filament.

We are grateful to NNYLN for the $4,000 grant which allowed us to launch our creative makerspace and purchase technology to provide innovative and community-driven activities. The feedback from the community has been supportive for this long overdue resource in the city.

An overview of the makerspace.