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, October 13, 1 – 4 p.m.; Thursday, November 3, 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, November 8, 2 – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, December 1, 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
TAPS - Teen Advisory and Planning Society Meeting
We need you! Calling all teens to take action at your library.
The Teen Advisory and Planning Society (TAPS) is for teens interested in making a difference in the community. Help plan teen programs and share opinions on book recommendations and teen related issues! Snacks and service hours provided! This group is for teens ages 12-18.
Cricut – Vinyl on Wood decorations
Unlock your crafting potential by learning how to use the Cricut cutting machine to make your own hanging wood plaque wall decoration with a vinyl design.
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 Maker Space 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 wooden wall plaque to take with you! After learning the basics, you'll be able to return to the Maker Space during open hours to use the Cricut on your own to create whatever you can imagine! Visit the Maker Space website to see open hours and learn about all it has to offer!
Fun with 3D Pens
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.
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