The library's makerspace is located on the second floor near the young adult collection. Anyone under 13 must be supervised by an adult while in the makerspace. All users must follow the library's Makerspace Policy and are required to complete a training session per station with library staff. To schedule a training appointment or for assistance, contact Justin Armbruster at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Reference Desk at 515-965-6460 opt. 5. After the initial appointment, you may reserve equipment based on availability.
The library has the following equipment available:
Uses filament to print three-dimensional designs. A variety of filament colors are available. Printing costs 25 cents per 15 minutes of printing time.
Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, EasyPress 12" x 10", EasyPress Mini, Hat Press and Mug Press are available. 12" x 12" and 12" x 24" mats in light, standard and strong grip are provided. Must provide your own paper, vinyl, mug, fabric, hat, etc.
Must provide your own video taking equipment. Available when reserving the full room.
Photo Scanning/Audio Conversion
Scan photographs, negatives, slides and more. Can also convert record albums and cassette tapes to a digital format. Must provide a flash drive or DVD or may purchase from the library. Conversion time takes the length of the album/tape.
Microphone and headphones available in a sound-dampening room to record and edit audio. Must provide a flash drive or may purchase from the library.
Convert VHS, 8mm reel-to-reel, and Super 8 reel-to-reel video to a digital format. Must provide a flash drive or DVD or may purchase from the library. Conversion times takes the length of the video.