When you can use the library MakerSpace:

  • Events and workshops: For these events, everyone will be working on the same skill or project at the same time. For example, we might schedule a "learn to solder" workshop, at which we would teach participants how to use a pencil soldering iron to create a simple project.
  • "Open Lab” time: These sessions will give everyone a chance to explore the Maker Space tools and materials (see list below), work on one of the project ideas listed below, or make their own wild and wacky creations.
  • "Work on your own" time: If someone has a longer term project and/or the "open lab times" are scheduled at times that are not conducive to his or her schedule, the Library will gladly work with him or her to arrange additional access to the Makerspace.  However, he or she must realize that a library staff member will not be available to assist him or her.  Therefore, this option is best for participants that are quite skilled in using the Makerspace equipment and supplies independently.
  • Multi-library Makerspace:  Last year, our library won a LSTA grant to help a group of four libraries purchase lots and lots of Maker Space tools and materials to be passed among among the group members.  The four library directors decided to break up the materials into modules (e.g. e-textiles, robotics, etc.), meaning that we will each get a module for a few months and then we will switch.