Did you know that your Library is your Creation Station? Whether you’re a seasoned Maker who needs access to specialized equipment, or a creative mind excited to get started, we’re here for you!
Makerspace equipment includes two 3D printers: a Printrbot Play and a Flashforge Creator Pro, and two Cricut Explore Air machines.
3D Printing Services
Send us your file and we will complete your job within a week for pickup at your preferred Library Branch.
- Complete this form to submit your 3D designs in .STL format
- Pricing: $1.60/metre of filament used (PLA)
- Please allow one week (5 business days) for completion of your print job
Use a Cricut Machine in the Library
The Cricut is a versatile making machine that cuts vinyl stickers and iron-ons, papercrafts, some fabrics, and more. It can also be used for light embossing and sketching. Create greeting cards, custom stickers, designs for tshirts, mugs, and even pottery.
The Library offers several opportunities to learn or use our Cricut machines, check out each below to see which best suits your needs.
Library Maker Programs - For Group Learning or Social Time
The Library currently offers several programs with our Cricut. Some are dedicated specifically to the Cricut, while others may use it more occasionally. This is a great place to start if you’re curious, but not too sure about committing to learn the Cricut.
Register for our programs here on Eventbrite.
Dedicated Cricut Programs
Cricut and Coffee – Teens and Adults
Meet other makers, share ideas, and create something new with our Cricut Explore Air! Come with a project idea or join to learn the basics from seasoned makers. All skill levels welcome. You can bring your own materials or there will be limited vinyl and cardstock available to purchase. It is suggested to bring in your own device to connect to the Cricut through either Bluetooth or USB.
Occasional Cricut Programs
Make 2gether – Children and Adults
Learn how to use maker equipment, robots, or other fun technology! All you need is some curiosity and a partner – children can attend with a parent, grandparent, or any other adult who’s also excited to learn. Work as a team to learn new skills and put them to practice.
Igniting Ideas – Children
Let’s get hands on, ask questions, explore and create! All while exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (the STEAM subjects).
Tween Makers – Children and Teens
Learn new maker technology skills while meeting new friends! Each week, we will learn a new skill and put it to work with a creative project.
1:1 Cricut Appointments - for those who need some support
Whether you’re a crafty expert or a creative beginner, we can assist you with your project! These kinds of appointments are best suited for visitors hoping to try a Cricut for the first time, or if you are taking on a new project and think you could require assistance. Book one on one time with some of our talented staff using the form below. Please note: staff availability may be limited depending on the time selected. We will confirm your time slot after the form has been sent to the library.
Currently available equipment:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- iPads with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access
- A selection of materials available for purchase (see Materials Pricing below)
Makerspace hours - for experts just needing a Cricut
Do you have all the skills and just need the equipment? Drop by during our Makerspace Hours to use our Cricut Explore Air 2s if they are available. No appointment required. Just speak to the Circulation Desk when you arrive to make sure the equipment is available.
Please note: Drop in hours do not guarantee access to staff support or our on site tablet with Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access, so if possible bring your own tablet/device to connect to the Cricut.
Bringing your own materials is encouraged, but we do have some vinyl and cardstocks available that can be purchased at the rates indicated in the Materials Pricing Section.
|Holland Landing||Mount Albert|
|Tuesdays||2 pm - 5 pm||10 am - 1 pm|
|Thursdays||4 pm - 7:30 pm||4 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Fridays||Closed||1 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Saturdays||1 pm - 3:30 pm||Closed|
|Sundays and Mondays||Closed||Closed|
- $1.50 per half foot for iron-on vinyl
- $1.00 per half foot for sticker and cling vinyl
- $1.00 per half foot for transfer tape
- $0.50 per page for cardstock
Please note that bringing your own materials will allow you to use the cricut at zero cost