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Shelf Life: Redwood City library opens its Makerspace to encourage collaborative creativity

Public libraries have long been in the business of lifelong learning for people of all ages. As different modes of learning have evolved for the community, so have the ways that libraries support residents’ learning aspirations. No longer just a repository for books, or even just a place to attend events or activities, libraries have become places for collaborative learning and shared experiences that build community while enhancing the knowledge and skills of visitors. The most recent example of this shift at Redwood City Public Library is the recent opening of its Makerspace, which provides opportunities for people of all ages to create, experiment and collaborate in a self-directed hands-on learning environment.