Public libraries in San Luis Obispo County are offering a new way to try out the latest in innovative technologies.
The libraries are partnering with SLO MakerSpace to offer Mobile MakerKits to adults with a registered library card. The program is being funded by a grant from State Library and Southern California Library Cooperative.
The kits can be checked out for up to three weeks, and you can set one kit on hold at a time.
The Mobile MakerKits include robotics, coding, sewing, virtual reality, 360° camera, digital tablet, and more.
“Patrons might be interested in Virtual Reality, Embroidery, or Robotics, but who’s going to run out and spend hundreds of dollars to test out the latest model? With a library card, emerging technology is free,” said Sharon Coronado, the Library’s Adult Services Coordinator. “We believe our communities are capable of amazing things, and the maker movement is the perfect conduit to make amazing things happen.”
The kits are only available at the San Luis Obispo Library branch, but they can be put on hold by heading over to the SLO County Libraries website. The service is free to anyone who has a library card.