KCLS to celebrate opening its second Makerspace, located at the Federal Way Library

Both the Bellevue and Federal Way Libraries now offer free STEM education opportunities

The King County Library System (KCLS) invites community members to celebrate the opening of the Makerspace at the Federal Way Library on Saturday, September 17. Hear from KCLS staff and elected officials during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and explore the new space with a self-guided tour from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Festivities will include live music from Decatur Jazztet, multi-genre music from DJ Joy, demonstrations from KidsQuest Children’s Museum and The Museum of Flight, and fun activities for all ages.

The Makerspace at the Federal Way Library 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 (STEM). 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,” stated 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.”