Make is your first stop for creative projects that do not require heavy duty tools or a staff member present. Here we offer tools like sewing machines, a vinyl cutter, and papercraft supplies.

ABOUT THE SPACE

  • The general policy, waivers, and cost information are available on the main Makerspace page.
  • Make is open during regular library hours, as long as the room is not in use for programs or other reservations. Check the calendar or call (719) 531-6333, x1539 to see if the room or desired machinery is available.
  • Drop-ins are welcome, but to ensure a machine is available, call (719) 531-6333, x1539 to make a 2-hour reservation.

EQUIPMENT

Machines

  • Brother 1034D Lock Serger
  • Brother SE400 Embroidery Machine
  • Cricut Explore Air™ Machine
  • Husquavarna Viking 650 sewing machines (2)
  • Next Engine 3D Scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • US Cutter Laser Point Vinyl Cutter 25”

Tools

  • Bead Clamps
  • Big Shot Paper Die Cut
  • Circular Knitting Looms
  • Cutting Mats
  • Glue Guns
  • Glue Sticks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Light Table
  • Paper Scissors
  • Quilting Ruler
  • Rotary Tools
  • Serrated Scissors
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Soldering irons
  • Stamp heating tool
  • Steam Iron
  • Various Crayons
  • Various Knitting Needles
  • Various Long Nose Jewelry Pliers
  • Various Markers
  • Various Stamps
  • Yarn Respooler

Comments

Of all the makerspaces in the PPLD, the 21c ones are the absolute worst place to go if you want to do anything. Unless you have a vast amount of knowledge concerning makerspaces, you will definitely not achieve anything here. You will be totally on your own to figure out how to use any and all of the equipment. Unlike the other PPLD makerspaces, where the workers offer help, you will get no help here. The workers know nothing about any of the equipment so they can't and won't help you. If you ask a question they will tell you to refer to a manual or "google it". I would love to get a job there because all I would have to do is stare into a computer screen and wait till my shift is over to get paid. At the other PPLD makerspaces,the workers know how to use the equipment and are happy to show you things if you are having a problem. Don't waste your time going to 21c because it will be just that-a waste of time.

That comment above reflects my experience at the 21c Makerspace. No offer to help by the staff member who just stared at the laptop the whole time. Wait, he actually did get up once when he overheard my dad reading a sign that said the place was open until 8:30. That's for the East Library, he abruptly informed us. We close at 8, so please don't start a print job that won't be done before then.

Odd that he overheard something that threatened to make his shift longer, but turned completely deaf when we had a connection problem between the laptop and the Lulzbot printer. Maybe he doesn't know much about the equipment? I bet if you limited his Internet access, he could learn a bit more.

Yes, it's nice to have access to these neat creative spaces, and I'm usually fine with poking around myself. Perhaps I'm too old school, but I'm used to library staff members being helpful.

Hi, Izzy, thank you for reaching out to Library 21c. I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience in our Makerspace. All Makerspace staff members will soon be undergoing training on the machines and services to better serve our users. Customer service will be emphasized as we strive to provide our patrons with positive experiences. If you would like to speak further about this issue, please contact me at ctierney@ppld.org or 531-6333, x6201. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. –Catie Tierney, Library 21c Manager

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the makerspaces. If you are asking about what is generally available in Make, there are some glue sticks available for the glue guns. If you are coming for a program, we would also provide the glue.

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