Press Release: Official Grant Announcement

The North Richland Hills Public Library and the City of North Richland Hills are excited to announce that The Maker Spot will be opening in 2015 in the North Richland Hills Library.

A community maker space, The Maker Spot, will be installed in a 4,800 square-foot space at the North Richland Hills Library. The Maker Spot will be a collaborative work space where children, teens and adults can participate in hands-on learning opportunities through access to emerging technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects. The Maker Spot will provide access to resources that support the following areas: 3D printing, audio-visual production and editing, electronics and robotics, science (as a hands-on, collaborative area), soft crafts and will also house a training center.

Public libraries represent an established gateway to continuing education for their communities. The Maker Spot displays the legacy mission of the library as a learning resource is evolving to align with a 21st century role wherein libraries represent a diverse, creative channel for patrons of all ages and go beyond book check-out.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It represents a partnership between the North Richland Hills Library, the Tarrant Makers and the North Texas Library Consortium.