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Celebrating Our Creativity Lab’s One Year Anniversary

Posted 6 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education, Make U, Programs and Resources | Tagged with creativity lab, make u, Make U Jr., makerspace, susan m savage, susan savage and toledo library

A Year of Interactive Learning Experiences

Since it opened last February, countless children have played games, peered through microscopes, learned to code and discovered the joys of healthy eating — and it’s all happened in our Main Library’s Creativity Lab: The Susan M. Savage Family Place.

On Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., we hope you will join us in celebration of the Creativity Lab’s first anniversary. With tasty treats and high-tech party games, this is an opportunity for visitors to take part in their favorite activities and for first-timers to explore an incredible world of learning.

Creativity Lab


Firing Children’s Imagination. Inspiring Children’s Creativity.

Even before they enter the Creativity Lab, children encounter an exciting wall of activity. On the wall outside, there are places to spin wheels, turn handles, and manipulate objects, with a wealth of teachable moments along the way. Once inside, the opportunities for learning expand exponentially. Between board games, microscopes, arts and crafts, iPads, and more, children, as well as teens and adults are certain to find something that inspires their creativity and natural curiosity.

With over 2,500 square feet of space, the Creativity Lab offers a wide range of activities, including:

  • A “makerspace” for making crafts, reassembling mechanical and digital devices, or even writing simple code
  • Movable seating and tables for hands-on workshops and classes    
  • A demonstration kitchen to learn about healthy cooking, scientific experimentation, math play and other activities    
  • A production space equipped with tools, including a die cutting machine and paper cutter, that will enable teachers, parents and older students to prepare study aids and more
Creativity Lab interactive wall
Creativity Lab kitchen

Fun and Educational Opportunities, Year-Round

The Creativity Lab: The Susan M. Savage Family Place was made possible through the generosity of Robert and Susan Savage, and their commitment to children’s learning is evident throughout the entire space. We’re so thankful and proud to house this space, and hope that you will come back again and again to visit the Creativity Lab during normal Library hours and for all of our fun and free events and activities there.

For more information about what’s happening at the Creativity Lab — and all the kid-friendly activities at your Library — just check out our online calendar!

Creativity Lab programs