Making

With tools available on site — and a wide range of items you can take with you — we have what you need to make your vision come to life.

Make it on site

3D PRINTERS

3D PRINTERS
Choose from hundreds of ready-to-print designs on Thingiverse or create your own design using Tinkercad! Librarians will then print your project using one of our 3D printers. Printing time depends on size of piece and number of printing jobs already scheduled. Cost is 10 cents per gram of plastic, due at time item is picked up.

Available at Heatherdowns, King Road, Oregon, South, Sylvania, Waterville and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

BUTTON MAKER

Need some buttons to promote your new business, initiative or creative idea? We'll show you how to design and print the buttons that you need to drive attention to your cause! Bring artwork and buttons - make sure buttons are 2.25" Neil Buttons and that artwork designed is 2.5" round.

Available at King Road - Contact location to reserve.

CRAFTING TOOLS

Cricut Machines, poster printers and sewing machines

CRICUT EXPLORE AIR and CRICUT MAKER
Cricuts are the ultimate electronic cutting machines for DIY arts and crafts projects. Cut over 60 different materials with ease and precision and choose among a variety of designs found on Cricut Access. We provide the machine and software, you bring the materials you wish to use! Available at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

POSTER PRINTER
The Expression HD Wide Format Color Poster Printer provides ultra HD photo quality - get brilliant borderless prints from 4" x 6" to 13" x 19". Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

SEWING MACHINE
The portable Husqvarna Sewing Machine teaches engineering, art and math. Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

EDITING SOFTWARE

Computers at some of our locations feature additional software that allows you to be your own producer. Create your next masterpiece with the same platforms the pros use, including:

iLife Suite: Contains Garage Band, iMovie, and iPhoto. Available at King Road, Oregon, Sylvania and West Toledo.

Adobe Photoshop Elements: Photo editing software. Available at King Road, Oregon, Sylvania and West Toledo.

Final Cut Pro: Video editing software. Available at King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo.

FILM TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS

We offer Wolverine brand digital converters for turning 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives, 8mm and Super 8 movies into digital images or movies in seconds. No computer or software needed. All items are saved into its internal memory or optional SD/SDHC memory card, up to 32GB capacity. Easily connects to any Windows PC or MAC, to offload images or view on TV.

  • 8mm and Super 8 movies conversion available into movies at Oregon
  • 8mm movies conversion available into digital images at Oregon and Sylvania
  • Super 8 movies conversion available into digital images at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania
  • 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives conversion available into digital images at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania

Contact location to reserve or reserve online.

LIGHT BOX

Inovart Professional Lite Boxes are ideal for tracing, opaquing, stripping, transparency/slide viewing and sorting. Provides a 12" x 16" lighted surface for tracing or other creative activities.

Available at King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

STUDIO EQUIPMENT

Record your next hit at the Library! King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo locations feature audio and video equipment for use in their studios. Microphones, mixing consoles, headphones and accessories are available, as well as audiovisual equipment.

VHS TO DVD CONVERTER

Have a bunch of VHS tapes that you would like to keep and view in the future? Use our Toshiba DVR 620 and transfer your VHS tapes to DVDs.

Available at King Road, Oregon and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

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Other Materials to Borrow

In addition to tech tools that you can use on site, we also offer a variety of other materials and tools that you can check out and take home with your library card, including:

  • Telescope kits
  • DSLR and GoPro Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Playaway Launchpads
  • GoChip Beams

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Making PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

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Friday Jul. 19
All Day

Location: Main Library

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Saturday Jul. 20
All Day

Location: Main Library

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Open Crafting with the Fiberworks Orphans

Saturday Jul. 20
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

What you craft is up to you at this open-ended event! Bring needlecrafts - including knitting, crocheting, lacemaking and so much more.

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Making LOCATIONS