The La Vista Public Library has a makerspace area for public use that lets users design, create, and build their own projects. Costs for used materials may apply.
MakerBot 3D Printer : For making plastic 3D prints. Great for creating figurines and small projects.
Laser Cutter : For cutting, etching, and engraving on wood, leather, and glass (among other materials).
Accu-cut Paper Cutter : Cuts out fun shapes from paper or cardstock. (Paper not supplied).
Button Maker : Make custom pin on buttons with photos or drawings.
Tinker Box Kits : Make a bracelet, design a car, try embroidery, build with blocks and more! Great for kids. For use in the makerspace area only.
Stamps, Stencils, and Crazy Scissors : Paper and ink not supplied. If you want to scrapbook or make some decorations, feel free to bring in your project to the library to work on and utilize the resources we have!
Laminator : Preserve a paper poster or project by laminating it in plastic warp. Call at least 30 min in advance to use. (The machine takes a while to heat up).
COMING SOON - Heat Press : Imprint designs on shirts, bags, or special mugs.
COMING SOON - Sewing Machine : Try your hand at making costumes or just stop in to mend an article of clothing.
Most of the above equipment requires training and certification prior to use. Age restrictions on some machines also apply. You are able to purchase some supplies from the library, such as sheets of wood, button pins, and the plastic filament for the 3D printer.
If you have any questions about the makerspace, would like to donate materials/equipment, or have suggestions, don't hesitate to let us know!
More About the Equipment
Print your own 3D models with the MakerBot Replicator+ which offers easy to use software and 10 colors of PLA plastic to choose from. Pre-made 3D models can be found on the Thingiverse website or makers can try their hand at designing their own 3D models on Tinkercad. Makers are welcome to make their designs at home ahead of time and save them on a USB. Prices for prints are calculated per oz. of filament used.
PRINTING WEAPONS IS NOT ALLOWED.
Prints must fit within the print space which is 20.8” (long) x 17.4” (wide) x 16.2” (high).
The Universal Laser Cutter offers a wide range of capabilities from engraving to cutting out designs from wood, paper, and plastic. Materials are available to purchase from the studio to be used with the laser cutter. However, with the current high demand for wood, some supplies may not be restocked. If a maker wants to bring their own material(s) to be used with the laser cutter, they must bring a receipt or leave the label on the item so we can check what it is made of.
Materials must be no more than 16” (long) x 12” (wide) x 4” (thick).