The MakerSpace is a resource room designed for individuals and small groups to have fun with and learn from technology-based toys and tools. These include:

Makey Makey

Little Bits
MakerBot 3D Printer
MakerBot Digitizer
Dell Laptops

The library will hold periodic training sessions for patrons to learn how to use the 3D printer. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or supervised by a staff member by appointment. If you cannot attend any upcoming training dates, please contact the library.

Upcoming 3D Printer Training Sessions

Makerspace Rules For Use

Access to the space is by reservation, either online, by phone, or in person. You may reserve the room for one or two hours. (3D printer users must submit requests for additional time to the library director or assistant director or the IT manager.)

A child must be in first grade or above to use the room. The minimum age for use of the 3D printer is 12 years old. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or a library staff member. All MakerSpace users must have a Mark Twain Library card.

The MakerSpace can be reserved for use whenever the Library is open, with the following caveats: when school is in session, adults have priority for use Monday-Friday from 10am – 2:30pm; children and teens have priority from 2:30pm to closing.

All tools and toys will be checked out to the library cardholder making the reservation, and that person will be held responsible for the careful use and return of each set of toys or tools. No more than 5 people may use the room at any one time.

Written instructions are provided for each set of toys. In addition, we will be instructing all of our student pages in the use of these items.  Once trained, they will be available to assist you.

All individuals must complete library training on the 3D printer before using it independently. Patrons who wish to use the 3D printer must read our 3D printer policy and sign a waiver. A nominal fee may be charged for printer filament.