RPL Makerspace Now Open

Rodman Public Library Makerspace is a place to make your designs a reality. 

As of April 29, the Makerspace is open for crafters to create numerous items such as buttons, T-shirts, cards, mugs, and just about anything that can be made with a 3-D printer, just to name a few.

The space is located in the former computer lab near the Information Center and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as  by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays, and evenings.Makerspace

Use of the equipment is free to those with a valid Rodman Public Library card. Any supplies and materials used are priced at a minimal cost. Users must sign a users agreement as well as a release and hold harmless agreement.

Patrons who do not meet the age requirements must be accompanied by an adult. All users must have prior training on the chosen machine or be accompanied by a staff member.

Current available equipment includes button makers capable of creating 1-inch and 2.5-inch buttons; a Cricut Maker 3 machine that can cut vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric and other approved material with pinpoint accuracy; a Cricut Easy Press 2 to transfer vinyl and sublimation ink onto fabric materials; a Cricut Mug Press to transfer designs onto coffee mugs using infusible ink transfer sheets or markers; and MakerGear M3-SE 3-D printer.

Those wishing to create with the 3-D printer should  bring their deigns to the Information Center on a flash drive or email them ahead of their visit to rodmaninfo@gmail.com.

“Our plan to obtain additional equipment in the future as services expand,” said Rodman Public Library Director Eric Taggart.


To learn more, visit the Information Center or call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.