Blackpool Library Service is participating in the Common Libraries National Science Experiment. You can borrow one of five Maker Instruction Sets from Blackpool Central Library and learn how to:
Make a pinhole camera
Create cross stitch
Build a digital contact microphone
You can borrow a kit and share your progress and results or get in touch with Common Libraries and tell them about a craft you would like to share via your library. Shout about your kit, and have a nosey at other projects, on Twitter: @commonlibraries @BpoolLibraries
If you are wondering what a Common Library is all about, the team behind the idea has summarised it in five helpful bullet points:
- Recognise the value of local or ‘common’ knowledge and know-how;
- Enable library users to contribute knowledge and know-how to as well as access information from the library;
- Provide the encouragement, tools and support needed to transform libraries into community publishing platforms;
- Nurture peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and prototyping amongst library users to help them share their know-how and develop new ideas; and
- Go beyond the co-location of multi-media publishing or maker spaces within libraries to integrate related activities and outputs into the very functioning of the library and, with that, grow the common pool of knowledge and know-how it offers.
The kits are available right now. Show ’em what you can do.
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