Four new Innovation Labs to be opened by Gloucestershire Libraries
Based in Stroud, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden libraries, the Labs offer accessible, creative community spaces for people of all ages and abilities to get hands-on with digital technology.
21 July 2022
Gloucestershire Libraries will be opening the doors to four more Innovation Labs across the county on Tuesday 2nd August. They are based in Stroud, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden libraries and offer accessible, creative community spaces for people of all ages and abilities to get hands-on with digital technology.
Each Lab has its own friendly Lab Technician who is on hand to develop digital skills and support creative projects using a range of technology including 3D scanning, modelling and printing, virtual reality, micro-computing, coding and digital design.
Their launch comes after an Innovation Lab at Gloucester Library was opened in March this year, in addition to one at Coleford Library which opened in July 2019.
Offering a range of events, workshops and one-to-one sessions, the new Labs will be working with volunteers, business partners and community organisations to offer something to everyone.
A range of taster sessions will be available throughout the summer, showcasing 3D printing, virtual reality and digital design.
Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “I’m delighted that we are about to open four more Innovation Labs, which will mean there is a Lab in every district of the county. They provide an invaluable service in offering free access and support to digital technology and skills for people of all ages and abilities and are having a really positive impact on our communities.”
To find out more, please visit Gloucestershire County Council's website or email firstname.lastname@example.org