Broward Means Business and Mayor Barbara Sharief recognized the Creation Stations available at three Broward County libraries.
Broward County Library’s Creation Station launched in January 2014 as a makerspace/gadget lab located at the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Its opening marked a groundbreaking moment in the County’s history as it was the first free community center in Broward equipped with tools and equipment such as state-of-the-art computers and 3D printers.
Creation Stations have also opened at two other library locations: The Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library in Pompano Beach and the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs. The Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library Creation Station is focused on music, with audio recording and production equipment and musical instruments available for the community to use for free. The Northwest Regional Library Creation Station is equipped for hands-on making, with large work tables and specialized tools and instruments.
The Creation Station functions as a gathering space for anyone interested in learning how to utilize 21st century technology to become a maker, builder or creator and hosts an average of 1,200 visitors each month. Creation Station staff, in conjunction with companies such as Microsoft, Disney and Magic Leap, offer free classes in virtual reality as well as workshops on how to use the other high-tech Creation Station equipment.