The King County Library System celebrated the opening of the Makerspace at the Federal Way Library on Saturday, Sept. 17.
After a ribbon-cutting ceremony, community members explored the new space with a self-guided tour.
The Makerspace at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S., is the second of its kind. The first one opened at the Bellevue Library in April 2018. KCLS’ Makerspaces provide free hands-on learning opportunities to explore emerging technologies — from engineering, robotics, coding and 3D printing, to sewing and music production.
These innovative hubs also help support out-of-school learning to improve science, technology, engineering and math skills in the community. The Makerspaces at the Bellevue and Federal Way libraries were made possible with support from the King County Library System Foundation.
“Makerspaces provide opportunities for community members to learn, create, collaborate and explore together,” said KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “We look forward to fostering lasting connections and meaningful interactions centered on the idea of ‘making,’ and thank the KCLS Foundation for their generous support.”
Festivities on Sept. 17 included live music from Decatur Jazztet, multi-genre music from DJ Joy, demonstrations from KidsQuest Children’s Museum and The Museum of Flight, and other activities.