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 will be closed Friday, September 24, Thursday, September 30, and Friday, October 1.
The Makerspace is open for drop-in use during the following times:
- Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
- Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.
- Fridays, 9 – 11 a.m.
- Every other Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m.
- September 11 & 25; October 9 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18
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.
Available Equipment and Resources
- 3D Printers: 3D printers will be operated only by Library staff. Find more information about our 3D Printing Service.
- 3D Pens
- Cricut Makers and Cricut Press: Training is required before first using the Cricut Maker and Press. Please drop in during Makerspace open hours to learn more about training.
- Memory Lab: The Memory Lab includes a VHS to digital converter, VCR, audio cassette to digital converter, and an Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner (scans from photos, film, slides and everyday documents). Use of the media conversion stations is free. You’ll need something to store your converted media on. Available for purchase are 8GB flash drives. Cassette and VHS conversion are all done in real time—meaning a 90-minute VHS takes 90 minutes to convert.
- Green Screen: You may wish to reserve a study room to use the green screen as space is limited inside the Makerspace.
- Hot Glue Guns
- Large Paper Cutter: 26″ Rotary Trimmer
How much does this cost?
We don’t charge for use of equipment or tools, we only recoup costs for certain consumables. This includes paper for the large format printer. These consumables have a per-foot cost. We welcome donations for services like the 3D printers so that we can continue to purchase materials for the Makerspace.