Library Makerspaces and Side Hustle Support
Library makerspaces can be excellent resources for side hustlers. Makerspaces vary from library to library, but can help with prototyping products, signage, design and editing software, textile work, media production, and experimentation. Sometimes, this support can be provide free for software related projects, or at cost for projects requiring material supplies.
Our makerspace here at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County provides 3D printing and scanning, sewing machines, a product photography table, a video green screen and lighting, cameras, a sound recording booth, Adobe software, large format printing, button makers, media conversion, a book printing machine, and a laser cutter/engraver. We also provide online instruction through Lynda.com.
This support is great for inventors, photographers, videographers, fashion designers, bloggers, musicians, voice over work, graphic designers, writers, media converters, artists, and anyone in need of display/signage for their own side hustle. So don't neglect the best value out there for your side hustle. Check with your local libraries!