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Equipment | Submit 3D Print Job | Software | Prices/Policies/Waivers


What is a makerspace?

A collaborative environment where people can work together or on their own to experiment, learn, and create using high-tech to no-tech tools. If you have an idea, the Workshop will provide the tools, training, and support you need to realize it!


The equipment and tools listed below are just some of what is available. Check back regularly to see what’s new.

The Workshop is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Occasionally there might be a short wait.

Original Prusa Mini 3D Printer

3D Printer

Print your 3D designs at the library!

Export your design as a .stl file then send it to us. We will print your project and let you know when it’s ready to pick up.

Read our procedures and guidelines.

View our Introduction to 3D Printing Presentation.

Submit a Print Job


Cricut Explore Air 2

Vinyl Cutter

The Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts designs created on a connected computer using the Cricut Design Space application. With a 12″ x 12″cutting area, this cutting machine is capable of cutting intricate designs to 100+ different materials.

Approved Materials

Vinyl, paper, cardstock, scrapbook paper, and heat transfer material.  

File Formats


Oculus Quest 2

Virtual Reality

Currently, both Workshops have an Oculus Quest 2. Due to high demand, patrons are asked to keep their time with a headset limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.









Sewing Machine

The Workshop has 5 Brother Project Runway™ Computerized Sewing Machines capable of sewing, embellishing, and hemming. It comes with 100 unique built-in Stitches in addition to 55 built-in alphanumeric stitches that are perfect for creating simple monograms. The machines are able to work with a variety of different fabrics and sew at a speed of up to 850 stitches per minute.




Button Maker

Create 2.25″ or 1.0″ buttons. Patrons may purchase button making materials for a small fee (see below).








Try your hand at programming. Simple robots that use OzoBlockly language (based on Google’s Blockly), with its optical and proximity sensors it can navigate mazes or work with other Ozobots to do more complex tasks!






Green Screen w/ Lighting

Making a film and want to add in some cool special effects? Reserve time in the Workshop to use our Green Screen Video Lighting Kit!  Once you’ve captured the footage you need, head into the library’s Digital Studio (conveniently located just steps away) to finish your project!

Reserve the Green Screen



Creativebug (requires library card)

Silhouette Studio


LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Home Edition

Prices, Policies, and Waivers

Read the Workshop Policy



Prior to using Workshop equipment, users must sign a liability waiver to be kept on file.

Waivers available in the Workshop or download to fill out beforehand


Material Prices

  • 1 inch button sets – 10 cents
  • 2.25 inch button sets – 20 cents
  • 12×12 vinyl sheet and heat transfer paper – $1.00
  • Thread – $1.00 per hour

Location & Hours

Aspen Drive Library, Vernon Hills
Near the lobby/cafe area.

Cook Park Library, Libertyville
Lower Level near the Teen Zone.

Open Lab hours temporarily unavailable. To use the Workshop, contact us to set up an appointment.

Contact the Workshop