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Joplin Public Library to host focus group on Makerspace ideas for new facility

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The staff of the Joplin Public Library is asking the public for ideas on an adult makerspace in the new facility. To facilitate the idea exchange, the staff is hosting a Focus Group session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 in the large meeting room in the Library at 300 South Main Street.

Makerspaces are creative, do-it-yourself (DIY) spaces where people gather to share ideas and expertise, as well as create, collaborate and learn from others. Library makerspaces vary in their offerings, ranging from simple craft supplies and tools to advanced software programs and more.

During the “makeYOURspace: Library Makerspace Focus Group", Library staff will talk about some of their ideas and ask participants to share theirs on how this space could be used.

The Joplin Public Library is moving to 1901 East 20th Street, with construction beginning this fall. The Library project is a partnership with the Economic Development Administration, which awarded the City a $20 million grant to assist in the redevelopment of the 20th Street area following the 2011 disaster. The project will include site infrastructure repairs and improvements, as well as the new facility. Groundbreaking for this new facility is planned for Saturday, September 12, 2015. Project is expected to be finished in spring 2017.

For more information call (417) 623-7953 or visit the library’s website at www.joplinpubliclibrary.org . 

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