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WHAT IS THE MAKER STUDIO?

The Maker Studio is a “makerspace”—a place where people can come together to use (and learn to use) tools for developing creative projects. The Library’s Maker Studio contains the most popular offerings of maker technology-click here for a listing of the equipment. A variety of workshops are offered in the Studio. Members can also get certified to use the equipment on their own during Maker Studio open hours.

GET CERTIFIED

STEP 1:
Complete the online training course on one or both of the tracks:
Maker Track: 3D Printers, Carvey, Glowforge, Mayku Formbox
Crafting Track: Cricut/Silhouette, Heat Press, Embroidery Machine & Sewing Machine

STEP 2:
Attend a Maker Studio 101 workshop or set up a 1-on-1 appointment to complete certification.

CLICK HERE to Make a Reservation

Reservations are highly encouraged to ensure that the equipment is available when you want to use it. Click here to make a reservation online or contact the Adult & Teen Services Desk at 708-485-6917 x 130.  Please note that the Maker Studio is open 11am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-5pm Sunday.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE

We now have Maker equipment that you can take home! Please click here for a full list of our equipment, plus what comes with each machine and what you should expect to provide for your projects.