The Makerspace at Leonardtown Library is a flexible, participatory learning environment where Makers can utilize a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, gain access to technology to encourage entrepreneurship, and become more creative and empowered with new skills. St. Mary’s County Library wants Makers of all sorts to be able to share the space and equipment with one another!
The Makerspace at Leonardtown Library is open:
- Mondays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Tuesdays, 2 – 5 p.m.
- Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m.; 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m.
- Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
The Makerspace will be closed Thursday, March 16, 5 – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 6, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Use of the Makerspace
To achieve the goals of the Makerspace, Makers must observe not only the Library’s policies, but the additional guidelines and responsibilities listed in the Makerspace Policy.
- Glue Guns
- Paper Cutters
How much does this cost?
Laminating: $0.50 per foot
Large Format Printing: $1.00 per foot
We don’t charge for use of other equipment or tools. We welcome donations for services like the 3D printers so that we can continue to purchase materials for the Makerspace.
Events in the Makerspace
Button Making in the Makerspace
Join us in the makerspace for some fun button making! You can bring your own or use some of our pre-cut designs.
If you want to make sure that the button designs you create at home fit the button maker, use our template to create your design (PDF). Due to makerspace policies, children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult to use the space.
Cricut Crafts: Custom Bag: Using Heat Transfer Vinyl
Unlock your crafting potential by learning how to use the Cricut cutting machine to make your own vinyl embellished cloth bag!
Have you heard of the Cricut craze and you want to find out what it’s all about? Join us for this introductory, in-person class in the Leonardtown Makerspace where you’ll learn the basics of how the Cricut cutter works as well the use of Cricut Design Space. You’ll create your own heat transfer vinyl design to apply to a cloth bag to take with you! After learning the basics, you'll be able to return to the Makerspace during open hours to use the Cricut on your own to create whatever you can imagine! Visit the Makerspace website to see open hours and learn about all it has to offer! No experience needed and all materials are provided.
Calling all creative and artsy teens, come join us in our new Makerspace!
Our Crafternoon will feature small crafts and projects that teens can create! We will supply all the materials, you just have to provide the creativity!
National Pet Day Buttons
April 11th is National Pet Day! Bring in a picture of your pet to have it made into a button that you can wear to celebrate your furry, scaly, or feathery companion.
Images should be circular and around 1.5 inches in diameter. You will want to print the picture(s) onto standard paper for best button quality.
For more information on our Button Maker, please visit the Makerspace page on our website.
Fun with 3D Pens
Registration will open on April 15, 2023
Visit our makerspace to make a craft with our 3D Pens. This program is for upper elementary aged children to do with a caregiver! Please register every member of your family that is attending.
Due to makerspace policies, children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult to use the space. Because of this, we ask that both parents and children register themselves for this program.