MakerSpace
(From left) Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Wooldridge, Rosa Figueroa, Heratio Figueroa, BellaLuz Figueroa, and Garrison Commander Col. Steve Aiton cut the ribbon on Barr Memorial Library's newest addition—The MakerSpace—on Friday. The F... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

(From left) Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Wooldridge, Rosa Figueroa, Heratio Figueroa, BellaLuz Figueroa, and Garrison Commander Col. Steve Aiton cut the ribbon on Barr Memorial Library's newest addition--The MakerSpace--on Friday. The Figueroa family was chosen to assist with the ceremony because of their strong support of the library and its programs. During the past few years, there has been a concerted effort by educators to ensure students are using innovative ideas when learning, and that's being done through science, technology, engineering and math, or S.T.E.M. subjects. With that goal in mind, MakerSpace utilizes 21st-century technology as a way for children to expand their imagination and education with items such as the virtual reality goggles, snap-apart circuitry, lego, and a 3-D printer. In all, there are 15 different creation stations, with each featuring different pieces of technology and tools in the MakerSpace.