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New 3D Printer at Mississauga Library Offers Opportunities to Create, Build and Design

City services | June 5, 2014

Beginning June 7, the Mississauga Library will host a live demonstration at the Central Library of their new 3D printer – the MakerBot Replicator 2. For a small fee, users can 3D print objects such as key chains, bracelets and other items.

“We are very excited about having a 3D printer available at Central Library,” said Rose Vespa, Director of Library Services.

“The printer will allow users to become familiar with emerging technologies and to develop digital literacies skills.”

What:
Live demonstration of the Central Library’s new 3D printer

When:
Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then during regular library open hours

Where:
Mississauga Central Library – Science and Business department (second floor)
301Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
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Background

The 3D printers are part the Mississauga Library Maker Mississauga program. This innovative initiative provides library users with access to new technologies such as a 3D printer and other specialized tools and equipment to create, build and develop things. The goal of the project is to encourage users to work together and learn new skills.

Integrating Maker Mississauga programs into existing libraries is part of the Mississauga Library’s master plan and has been made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Over the next few months, the Mississauga Library will also be rolling out robotics, digital media and electronics programming and equipment.

For users interested in trying the library’s 3D printers please visit the Central Library Sciences and Business department starting on June 7. For more information about the Mississauga Library’s 3D printers, please visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/library.

Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5053
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151