March 2, 2021

New York State: Fayetteville Free Library Now Offers Users Access to MakerBot 3-D Printer

From the Syracuse Post-Standard:

Today’s libraries are beginning to offer patrons access to new technologies not usually available to the general public.

The Fayetteville Free Library is emerging as a leader among libraries as it evolves and offers the community free access to cutting-edge technology and services.

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We are figuring out how to be even more relevant in today’s world, and to do that means understanding your community’s needs, and when they change, “ said Susan Considine, the library’s executive director. “We need to be really flexible.”

The Fayetteville Free Library has launched what it calls its MakerSpace or FabLab. The library is offering new tools to aid in that venture, including new software, hardware, equipment, resources and expertise.

Libraries across the country have to adapt and offer new technology and resources to stay relevant; Fayetteville is at the forefront with its 3D printer. MakerBot that makes three-dimensional designs and its room where kids can make videos with a green screen.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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