The Carnegie UK Trust have just announced their first round of Library Lab funding recipients, and Claire Lewis from Monmouthshire Libraries has won one of the places for her ‘ideas garage’ proposed project.
Claire is planning to create a community-led coding space in Chepstow Library (I think! This was refurbished with Welsh Government and Monmouthshire funding) which will be for people who want to gain and share skills and experience of coding, help them create and develop websites and games, and to increase their employability.
Claire was one of seven winners in this first round of Library Lab partners. You can see the full list on the Carnegie UK Trust news page.
When this coding club is established it will join the coding club run by Carmarthenshire Libraries with a local school, and Neath Port Talbot libraries’ Technoclubs which won another Carnegie UK Trust grant and which were also featured in the Guardian article Four of the UK’s most innovative libraries.
If there are other libraries in Wales doing similar techie things, let me know! It’s handy to know what’s going on around Wales. For example, anyone got a 3D printer yet?