At an elementary school in Riverside, Connecticut, the campus library has been rechristened. The new “learning commons” is home to a makerspace equipped with a 3-D printer and an active staff of digital media specialists.
Across the country libraries are becoming media Maker Spaces. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been leader following the YouMedia Center in Chicago’s model. Now K-12 libraries are reimagining the space. In Pittsburgh, the Elizabeth Forward School District pioneered a digital learning space complete with a TV and Sound Studio and a cafe run by Life Skills students.