Broward County Libraries' New Creation Station Now Open for "Sneak Peek" Preview
- New community makerspace at Main Library offers everyone a chance to be a creator, designer and innovator! -

Creation Station logo.

DATE: Februrary 7, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - What will you create? Broward County Libraries Division announces new "Sneak Peek" hours for the new Creation Station, a makerspace and gadget lab located at Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The Creation Station is free and open to the public. 

The Sneak Peek hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. The Creation Station makerspace is a community center equipped with tools and equipment such as state-of-the-art computers and 3D printers that are usually too expensive or specialized for most people to own. It also provides a gathering space for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate.

Customers can access the Creation Station's Tech Bar to try out tablets or print their own 3D creations using Google Sketchup. New, state-of-the-art MacIntosh computers are available for public use and Leap Motion technology turns ideas into reality with a brush of the hand.

"The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County," says Broward County Libraries Division Director Skye Patrick. "The Creation Station will serve as a pathway for Broward County youth to ignite their imagination in a 21st-century digital learning environment."

Broward County Libraries have traditionally bridged the digital divide by providing free internet service, public- use computers and access to expensive software such as Photoshop. The Creation Station will add another component to the Library's already existing community services.

Additional, smaller Creation Stations and Creation Stations Portals are planned for other Broward County Library locations. The Creation Station Portals, which will be available in most Broward County Library locations, will provide customers with computers that feature specialized creative software for 3D modeling, video editing, Photoshop, audio/video production and more.
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