For Immediate Release
Contact: 
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager
FOR MEDIA ONLY
Library receives grant for collaborative ideaspace
Facility to be cornerstone of new Maker District
Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 18, 2019 -

Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) has received a Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority grant to create a dedicated, library-staffed ideaspace for the intended Princess Anne Corridor Maker District.

CRRL has been a longtime pioneer of offering Maker technology to customers in branches, including 3D printers and scanners, drawing tablets, coding equipment, and sewing machines. Hundreds of library customers have undergone training to earn certification badges allowing them to independently use the technology. Library staff will bring expertise in empowering technology exploration and learning to this new venture.

The ideaspace will be located at 1616 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, 22401, and be open 30-35 evening and weekend hours a week. The facility will include a digital media lab, drawing tablets, and 3D printing and scanning services. Library staff will provide access and training at no charge to the community.

The digital media lab will include video equipment:
  • GoPro digital action videocamera
  • Ultra HD camcorder
  • 360 degree videocamera
  • Pro video stabilizer
  • Light kit and ring light
  • Tripod dolly

and audio equipment:
  • Launchpad track controller
  • Directional and lavalier microphone
  • Broadcast quality condenser microphone
  • Hand-held four-track recorder
  • 2-deck DJ controller

An opening date has not been set.
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For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,  martha.hutzel@crrl.org, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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