Building on experience and learning from an initial planning grant with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Multnomah County Library has created a collaborative learning environment at Rockwood Library where young people learn real-life digital media and makerspace skills. The Rockwood Library makerspace is a collaborative learning environment where young people learn real-life digital media and makerspace skills. It offers instruction, programs, mentors and innovative technology tools like a laser cutter and 3D printers for teens in the Rockwood neighborhood.
The makerspace encourages youth/adult collaboration by providing access to skilled adult mentors and teen leaders, who will teach and encourage youth as they build, create, learn and have fun. The Rockwood library makerspace also fosters teen knowledge, skills, and leadership, creating stronger connections between the library and the Rockwood community.
Funded by a grant from the Mt. Hood Regulatory Cable Commission, private funding through The Library Foundation and by Multnomah County Library.