PPLD's 21st Century Library
Pikes Peak Library District’s 21st Century Library is designed to address the changing needs of our community, bringing the latest technologies to a new regional library, Library 21c. Opening June 2014, Library 21c will mitigate the ever-increasing digital divide that continues to widen across our society, placing many members of our community at a competitive disadvantage.While offering traditional library spaces, Library 21c will feature innovative library space such as a creative computer commons area, a business and entrepreneurial center, a 400-seat community meeting room and theater, a career assistance center and two maker-spaces.
MakerBot Replicator Z-18
With the MakerBot 3D printer, ideas and concepts become a reality! Adding the Z18 to the line of the library's existing smaller 3D printers, will allow the library's patrons to create quality, extra-large, industrial prototypes for various types of businesses and professional uses. Located in one of Library 21c's maker-spaces, PPLD staff at Library 21c will engage patrons of all ages, introducing them to the technology of 3D printing and building real world skills.
To learn more about the MakerBot Replicator Z-18 click here.
The MakerBot Replicator Z-18, with storage cart and filament case, totals $9,300.
If campaign funding is not achieved, all funds raised through Indiegogo will be designated toward the purchase of the MakerBot. The PPLD Foundation will continue efforts to raise the funds needed to bring the MakerBot Replicator Z-18 to Library 21c.
With your donation, PPLD will provide quality 3D printer services to our patrons who are developing concepts to further convey their ideas for products, businesses and other creative visions. Offering this innovative service will connect everyone in our community to cutting edge technology and more importantly, opportunity.
Every donation is greatly appreciated by PPLD and our community. Your donation has the power to transform visions and dreams into reality!
Not able to help financially today? You can still greatly assist the campaign by spreading the word about our efforts and Library 21c by sharing on Facebook and Twitter!