Makerspaces in Georgia

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses no-tech to high-tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, virtual reality glasses, Legos, paint sets, soldering irons and even sewing machines.

Makerspace activities help develop both critical and creative thinking skills and promote active learning by providing a hands-on space for learners of all ages to create, invent and explore various technologies.

Hands-on learning

Makerspaces and youth-driven learning through experimentation can help kids gain confidence and make friends as they discover new interests, develop talents and even potentially find a future career. Makerspaces are designed to be a collaborative environment that encourages participants to share expertise, solve problems and learn new skills.

What can I do in a Makerspace?

What can I do in a Makerspace? Makerspaces in Georgia’s public libraries have a variety of equipment and offer programs covering topics such as laser cutting, computer programming and 3D printing. In some libraries, you can make music, create videos, make Lego towers, paint, knit, make buttons, tinker with robots and code websites.

Find a Makerspace

Take a look at the map to the right to see where makerspaces are located around the state. Some locations offer makerspace services, programs and/or equipment. Contact your library for more information and to see what's available.

Updated: November 2021