Stirling residents can get hands-on experience with the latest technology through workshops which demonstrate the digital services on offer at their local libraries.
Library Workshop

The DigiKnow Days provide an opportunity for everyone, with absolutely no prior knowledge or experience, to try out a wide range of digital tools, toys and technology.

Stirling Libraries Digital Services team provide an extensive suite of services, including 3D printing, digital design, Minecraft, robots, HP Sprout and Lego Mindstorms, meaning there is something for everyone, from tiny tots upwards.

The first DigiKnow event attracted 240 people to Strathblane Library on a Saturday, where visitors were able to get hands on with a range of the newest technology like 3-D printers, coding software and hardware and even mini robots.

DigiKnow is suitable for any age, and we have specific opportunities for pre-school children with Appiness tablets, Osmos and Quiver. These activities introduce children to digital technology and tools which support them in literacy, numeracy, science and design, but most of all, are fun and creative.

The activities that we offer all support the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) agenda and link closely with Curriculum for Excellence, which we know is important for children, parents and educators.

Convener of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane, said, “The DigiKnow Days provide a fun platform for beginners to get hands-on experience of digital technology that they might otherwise not have access too.

“For the wider community, improving digital skills and confidence, increasing access to digital solutions and introducing new ways of working, can also lead to improved job prospects.

“All the feedback we have received so far has been incredibly positive, and we have been contacted by attendees to ask if we can work on projects with them. I would encourage everyone to come along and explore Stirling Libraries e-services and see how they can benefit from our new digital equipment.”

DigiKnow Days will be held at Balfron Library on Saturday 24th February from 10am-2pm and Central Library on Thursday 08th March from 11:30am-6:30pm. Both days are free and drop-in by nature, with no experience necessary, and are suitable for all ages (children should be accompanied by an adult).