May 19, 2022

Tennessee: “Library’s Maker Movement Aims to Inspire Writers”

From The Tennesseean:

“The Maker Movement has really, really caught on with libraries,” said Dolores Greenwald, director of Williamson County Public Library.


Williamson County Public Library launched its own publishing imprint last year. Now, the library is about to help four local writers get published through a writing contest.


The mother of maker spaces in Tennessee is at Chattanooga Public Library as it evolves its 12,000-square-foot fourth floor into a public laboratory with equipment such as 3-D printers, a vinyl cutter and a laser cutter. The program offers expertise, programs and events.

In Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Public Library recently opened its first Studio NPL at its Green Hills branch, giving free access and librarian expertise on sophisticated equipment such as 3-D printers and robotics kits.

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See Also: Williamson County Public Library Prepares to Launch Book Publishing Arm (December 6, 2013)

See Also: Library as Publisher: A Massachusetts Public Library Will Soon Begin Publishing eBooks (March 11, 2013)

See Also: The Public Library as Publisher (via Library Journal, March 26, 2014)

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