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Maker space to make it happen at Gympie Library

The Gympie Library will be celebrating the opening of its very own Makerspace today at 10am. 

The new facility ensures that residents throughout the region have access to virtual reality hardware and software, 3D printers, state-of-the-art sewing machines and other technological developments which will drive future employment and enhance our leisure time.

The Makerspace was built in the area formerly occupied by the Young Adult collection, which has been integrated into the space between the current small meeting room and the local history room. 

The new facility will serve as a larger, more comfortable area for craft groups, coding and robotics classes, writer’s groups, book clubs and tech savvy seniors classes when it is not being used for technology-based applications. 

Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe congratulated the council on delivering the project for the community and said that when the two tiers of government partnered on projects such as this, terrific things happened.

“The addition of the Makerspace will have enormous benefits for residents for many years to come, and it has already benefited the region by supporting 13 jobs,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The Palaszczuk Government was proud to contribute $60,000 through the Works for Queensland program, to help make this project a reality.”

The $60,000 Makerspace is a joint initiative of Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government’s $600 Million Works 4 Qld program.