Posted by lbs on Apr 14, 2019
For some time now, the Arlington Heights Library has been expanding the array of services it offers, and as we learned at Thursday’s meeting, the innovation is continuing.     The newest addition, which is still in the development stages, will be a Makerspace housed in the original library building at Belmont and Miner.  As Jack Bower, the Digital Services Manager, explained a Makerspace is a collaborative workspace where patrons can make things using high-tech tools like 3-D printers, laser cutters and vinyl cutters, or more traditional tools like sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. There will be small business incubator space for owners and entrepreneurs to network, and even a commercial kitchen that will allow the library to expand its culinary programs.  Now that the Village and Library Boards have approved the transfer of the property, closing is scheduled for June.  The target opening date will be August 2020, so stay tuned for further information.
Diane Malik, the Business Services Advisor, gave an overview of the range of services that are available for small business owners and entrepreneurs.   With access to over 100 databases, classes on  social media and technology, and a  digital media lab that can be used to design business cards, create websites or film promotional videos, there are a range of resources for local business owners.  To find out more, check out the Business Center webpage at