New makerspace to debut at Chandler Downtown Library

Chandler Public Library will open its new makerspace, The Makery, Oct. 12, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler Public Library will open its new makerspace, The Makery, Oct. 12, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Chandler Public Library will open its new makerspace, The Makery, Oct. 12, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Chandler Public Library will open its new makerspace, The Makery, Oct. 12, according to a news release from the city. The makerspace was made possible through a grant and support from Chandler City Council, according to the release.

The space will be located at the Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St.

"The Makery is a state-of-the-art space where the community can turn an idea into reality, develop a product or start a business, and create something they only dared to dream up—all while growing their own skills and finding their passions," according to the news release.

Located on the second floor of the Downtown Library, the 981-square-foot space is outfitted with three inventive areas: The Programming Room, The Lab and The Studio, according to the release. Upon completion of mandatory orientation sessions, makers will have access to emerging technology and traditional fabrication equipment.

“We are proud to offer these incredible tools and resources in a space that helps our community members unleash their potential,” Library Manager Rachelle Kuzyk said in the release. "The Makery will enhance the library’s ability to create learning opportunities for all in a rapidly evolving creative, scientific and technical landscape.”


The Makery will serve as an idea lab and creation space for the community, especially teens, to explore their creativity and cultivate their imaginations in interactive, hands-on ways. Creators will have access to tools and materials for audio and video content creation, crafts, textile design, digital photography and 3D printing.

For more information, call the Downtown Library at 480-782-2800.


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