Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Just digging into the recently released statistics from the 2015 Ontario Data Collection.

We expect to have a FOPL updated summary report in February!

But here’s some fun (at least for me as executive director!) numbers about makerspaces in Ontario Public Libraries as of 2015:

51 libraries own 96 3D printers !

 Does your library have a Maker Space, mobile Maker Space, Digital Media Lab, Digital Learning Centre, Self-Publishing Centre, Recording Studio etc.

69 public library systems have at least one.

In total there were 106 makerspaces in public libraries in Ontario in 2015. 

This is data from approximately 306 library systems in Ontario.