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Digital Friday at Guildford Library

What is Digital Friday?

Digital Friday logoSurrey Library Service has an ambition to host a 'makerspace': a place where people can meet to collaborate, create, learn, and innovate. It is a project that would help young people, small businesses, and the local creative economy, supporting the Council's goals of increasing wellbeing, supporting the Surrey economy, and improving residents' experience.

Digital Friday is a programme of events which will take place on the last Friday of the month, usually at Guildford library. The aim is to establish the library service's reputation as making interesting digital things happen, to make contacts within relevant local organisations, and to build a list of people willing to act either as steering group members or as volunteers for a possible makerspace.

If you would like to add your name to the list, please email: libraries@surreycc.gov.uk.


Makerspace in Guildford library – help needed

Surrey Library Service has an ambition to host a Makerspace: a place where people can meet to collaborate, create, learn, and innovate. It is a project that would help young people, small businesses, and the local creative economy, supporting the Council's goals of increasing wellbeing, supporting the Surrey economy, and improving residents' experience. For further details about the project visit the Guildford Makerspace website.

We are hoping to offer access to 3d printing and other ‘making’ facilities within a dedicated space in Guildford library and it would be useful to know who would use it, what for and what other facilities of this type would be valuable.

Please can you help us by completing our Makerspace survey.


Surrey Libraries' Makerspace blog

Did you know we have a Surrey Libraries' Makerspace blog about our activities in the library service?

Take a look at what we have been up to and what we have planned.


Upcoming events

Innovate Guildford at the GLive

  • Saturday March 3, 10am–5pm.

We will be hosting a stall at this fabulous event. Check out full details of Innovate Guildford.

Come and have a play and see what we are up to. Have a chat about all things Code Club and Makerspace. Find out how you can get involved either as a volunteer or a participant. Or maybe you have some ideas as to what we could offer?

Code Club

Are you between 8 and 12 years old and want to know more about computer coding? We are now running a Code Club as part of our Digital Friday initiative.

The current sessions are full but we are hoping to run other sessions. If you're interested in finding out about future sessions please send us an email at libraries@surreycc.gov.uk.

You can find out more about coding at the Code Club website.


Women's Digital Club 

February 2017.

In February we will be starting a Digital Club for women aged between 16 and 40 at Guildford Library on Tuesday afternoons.  The focus is learning about computers and coding, and other new technologies such as 3D printing.  It's aimed at beginners and is fun but structured. If you want to join or are willing to volunteer to help with it, please contact libraries@surreycc.gov.uk.


Making Fair at Woking Library

Calling all makers!

On Sunday 4 June we'll be holding a Making Fair at Woking Library. 

If you're an artist, scientist, creator, inventor or innovator using new technologies who would like to show what you're doing to others (free of charge), please get in contact at libraries@surreycc.gov.uk.

A few of the stands can be taken by commercial organisations - a small charge will be made.


Read Watch Play online reading group

Surrey libraries has become a partner in the online Read Watch Play reading group. A very different experience from conventional book groups. Why not join us?

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