Main Floor, Central Branch
Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Create Space will be unsupervised, and library staff will not be able to provide assistance or technical support for patrons using the equipment. Weekly Art Hive programs will be offered by our Programming & Outreach staff who will be able to provide instruction and support with selected equipment.
Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied in the space by an adult, and the use of most equipment is restricted to ages 8 and older. Visitors to the space must complete a waiver before being admitted to the space.
A key card is needed to access the space. Key cards may be borrowed from the main service desk using your library card.
Please note that no food or drink is permitted in the Create Space.
KFPL will make every effort to maintain all of the equipment in the Creative Space, but occasionally items will be unavailable due to required maintenance, repairs or replacement.
3D Printing - Sewing Machines – Embroidery Machine - Cricut Makers - Photo and Video Scanning, Transfer and Editing - Tool Bench - Button and Magnet Makers - Pick Punch - Other Equipment Available in Programs
Available only during Art Hive programs at this time.
Print your own 3D objects using our Prusa printers. Participation in an orientation session is mandatory prior to use of the machines, and a release of liability waiver must be signed. Use of the 3D printer is limited to patrons ages 16 and older.
It is recommended that all patrons using the 3D printer take these free online courses using our Lynda.com service to ensure the quality of their print job. Patrons will be required to pay for the plastic used even if their print job fails.
- 3D Printing Policy
- Learn more about Prusa printers
- Original Prusa i3 MK3 guide for a new user
- Prusa Slicer 2.0 – Import, Slice and Print – It’s Easy (starts at 1:49)
- Prusa Troubleshooting Guide
- Learning Tinkercad with Tracy Hultgren (through Lynda.com, KFPL card and PIN required)
- Designing a Replacement Part using 3D Printing with Tracy Hultgren (through Lynda.com, KFPL card and PIN required)
Our Janome 3160 QDC sewing machine is available for textile projects.
A Janome MC 500E embroidery machine will be coming soon.
Use of the sewing and embroidery machines is limited to patrons ages 8 and up, and youth under 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.
Use of the embroidery machine will be limited to patrons ages 16 and up.
The machine may be booked for 4-hour sessions.
A variety of basic equipment to support sewing projects is available. Patrons must provide their own project supplies (fabric, thread and other sewing notions).
The embroidery machine has a variety of standard designs available for beginner users. Patrons who want to create their own designs will need to first make a booking on one of our photo editing computers to access the Janome Digitizer software.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Art Hive facilitator Lori explains how to get started.
- Sewing Machine Instruction Manual
- Embroidery Machine Instruction Manual
- Janome Community Forum
Our Cricut Maker is available for cutting a variety of materials.
Use of the Cricut maker is limited to ages 8 and up, and youth under 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.
The Cricut may be booked for 4-hour sessions.
Please note that operation of the Cricut Makers requires the Cricut Design Space app to be installed on a personal device. Patrons with access to a device are asked to design their items in advance and bring their device to their appointment. Add the app to your Android or Apple device.
Don’t have a Cricut ID? Create one here.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Art Hive facilitator Elizabeth explains how to get started.
- Overview: the Cricut Maker
- Video Series: How to Use the Cricut Maker
- Overview: Cricut Design Space Software
- Video Series: How to Use Design Space
- Cricut Maker machine tour
- Cricut Official Youtube Channel
Epson FastFoto photo scanners are installed on both the Mac and the Dell. These may be used to scan original photos sized 4X6 to 8x10. Photos take 1-3 seconds to scan, so the time required will depend on the number of images to be digitized.
Elgato Video Capture technology is installed on the Dell, connecting it to a VCR and a DVD player. This software may be used to digitize video content from VHS and DVD format. Digitization happens in real time, so the video will need to play in full while capture occurs.
Both the Mac and the Dell have been installed with Adobe Creative Suite software that can be used to edit your photos and videos.
Use of the computers is limited to ages 8 and up, and youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Book either the Mac or PC station for a 3.5 hour session.
Staff support is not available for Adobe Creative Suite software, and patrons are strongly encouraged to view the appropriate resources prior to their booking.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Kimberly explains how to get started with the Epson FastFoto.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Kimberly explains how to get started with the Elgato.
- Photoshop CC 2019 Essential Training: The Basics (through Lynda.com, KFPL card and PIN required)
A work bench equipped with basic hand tools is available for simple projects and basic repairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Safety glasses and gloves will be provided and must be worn.
Use of the tools is limited to ages 8 and up, and youth under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by an adult.
Power tools (e.g., drill, heat gun) and cutting tools (eg: saws and utility knives) will only be available during supervised maker programs, and a release of liability waiver will be required to use these items.
Hand-make buttons, magnets and more using our 1 ½ and 2 ¼ inch button makers. Machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Use of the button makers is limited to patrons ages 8 and up, and youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Art Hive facilitator Maddy explains how to get started making buttons.
- COMING SOON: Training Video - Art Hive facilitator Elizabeth explains how to get started making magnets.
Hand-make guitar picks using our standard and jazz-style punches and sanding blocks. Supply your own gift cards or similar plastic. The punches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Two Canon Rebel T7i with floating head tripods and two Go Pro Hero 7 are available for use during photography and film-making programs. The library also has a green screen backdrop and iPads installed with the DoInk app for use in programs.
COMING SOON: Our Glowforge Pro laser printer will be available for use in Art Hive. Glowforge etches designs into a variety of materials such as wood and leather. Use of the Glowforge will be limited to ages 16 and up. Learn more about the Glowforge.