Porter Library to celebrate grand opening of Makerspace
Westlake Porter Public Library and the Friends of Porter Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of the new Makerspace and recently moved Book Nook Used Book Store on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Included will be demonstrations of the equipment in the Makerspace, giveaways, and cookies.
The new Makerspace is the result of input gathered from the community in a space study conducted by the library in 2021. It is located in the lobby in the former café space and is a creative recording, design, and fabrication space that allows library patrons the opportunity to access a variety of professional and innovative tools and software. It expands the library’s traditional role of providing access to content to providing tools for content creation.
Starting on April 29 Makerspace hours will be 1-4 p.m. on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. on Mondays, 4-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays, 10-5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Library staff are on-hand to assist patrons with the equipment and answer questions. Reservations are highly encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation visit westlakelibrary.org/makerspace.
The new Book Nook was moved from its previous location to the space in the lobby previously used by the Portables Gift Shop. It is a larger, brighter and more visible space, allowing for more materials to be displayed and better browsing for shoppers.
Book Nook hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays. Most items are $3 and under. For more information visit westlakelibrary.org/friends.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.