For Immediate Release
IdeaSpace offers equipment and training for creative exploration
Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 11, 2020 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library's latest location will open December 17, 4:00 p.m. IdeaSpace: Making+Media, at 1616 Princess Anne Street Suite B, Fredericksburg 22401, will be open by appointment. Initial hours will be Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

IdeaSpace is the latest evolution in CRRL's history of offering maker technology and empowering creative exploration. This facility includes:
  • Sound Booth for audio/video recording
  • Glowforge Laser Cutter
  • Ultimaker s5 3D Printer
  • Dremel 3D45 Printer
  • Drawing Tablet stations
  • Video Converter (VHS to Digital)
  • Sewing Machines

Customers will be able to make appointments for 15-minute tours, 2-hour badging sessions on equipment, and 2-hour equipment use sessions by badged customers starting Thursday, December 17 for appointments beginning on Saturday, December 19, at Equipment will be available for checkout at a later date.
This project was made possible due to the generous support of the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Cable Commission, and The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.
At IdeaSpace, customers will be able to interact with Pepper, the humanoid robot who joined CRRL in 2019 to continue the library's initiatives making technology accessible and fun. Pepper was manufactured by SoftBank Robotics and is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions.

Pepper has been optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and its touch screen.
Pepper was made possible in partnership with the Friends of the Library, and by generous donations from Platinum Level sponsors University of Mary Washington and In Memory of Farzin Sadeghi; and Gold Level sponsor Germanna Community College.
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager

For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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