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My favorite story of the week:

...Earlier this year, MAKE Magazine's Phillip Torrone wrote a provocative article asking Is it time to rebuild and retool libraries and make �techshops'? In other words, should libraries join some of the other new community centers that are being created (such as General Assembly which we coveredyesterday) and become hackerspaces or makerspaces?

Yes!, says librarian Lauren Smedley, who is in the process of creating what might just be the first maker-space within a U.S. public library. The Fayetteville Free Library where Smedley works is building a Fab Lab � short for fabrication laboratory � that will provide free public access to machines and software for manufacturing and making things.

Read the whole thing at MindShift

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