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‘MakerStudio@GCLS’ Premiers on Saturday, July 26

(Mullica Hill, NJ) – The Gloucester County Library will hold the grand opening of their makerspace, "MakerStudio@GCLS", onSaturday, July 26 from 10 am to 2 pm with a brief ceremony at 11 am.   

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said that all of the new high-tech equipmentwill be on display and demonstrations will be held on the 3-D printer, 3-D scanner, button maker, serger sewing machine, and thedigital media studio for recording music and videos.   There will be activities for children and their families, including human-sized hamster balls and simple games.  

Freeholder Lyman Barnes said, "This Makerspace will be the first of its kind in Gloucester County.   The lab will be available to library users, individually and in groups, who are interested in using the equipment to turn their creative ideas into reality.   Future plans include the creation of mini-labs at GCLS branches and partnerships with schools and business organizations."  Barnes is the Liaison to the Gloucester County Library System.  

Funding for this Makerspace initiative is provided by the New Jersey State Library and by LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, whose services are funded by the New Jersey State library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.   

To learn more about what Makerspace can do visit:
http://guides.gcls.org/MAKE