Makerspace

The library's makerspace is located on the second floor near the young adult collection. Anyone under 13 must be supervised by an adult while in the makerspace. You may need to provide some supplies; this will be addressed in the required training appointment before you use the equipment. After the initial appointment, you may reserve equipment based on availability.

Users must follow the library's Makerspace Policy.

Reserve a station or Request a training appointment

The library has the following equipment available:

3D Printer

3d printer

Cricut

cricut

Photo Scanning

photo scanning

Sewing Machine

sewing station

Sound Booth

sound booth

Video Conversion

video conversion

Full Makerspace

full makerspace
 
 

3D Printer

Uses filament to print three-dimensional designs. A variety of filament colors are available. Printing costs 25 cents per 15 minutes of printing time.

Cricut

Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, EasyPress 12" x 10", EasyPress Mini, Hat Press and Mug Press are available. 12" x 12" and 12" x 24" mats in light, standard and strong grip are provided. Must provide your own paper, vinyl, mug, fabric, hat, etc.

Green Screen

Must provide your own video taking equipment. Available when reserving the full room.

Photo Scanning/Audio Conversion

Scan photographs, negatives, slides and more. Can also convert record albums and cassette tapes to a digital format. Must provide a flash drive or DVD or may purchase from the library. Conversion time takes the length of the album/tape.

Sewing Machine

Traditional sewing machine, serger, iron and ironing board. Must provide your own fabric and thread.

Sound Booth

Microphone and headphones available in a sound-dampening room to record and edit audio. Must provide a flash drive or may purchase from the library.

Video Conversion

Convert VHS, 8mm reel-to-reel, and Super 8 reel-to-reel video to a digital format. Must provide a flash drive or DVD or may purchase from the library. Conversion times takes the length of the video.

For assistance, contact Amanda Bellis at abellis@ankenyiowa.gov or the Reference Desk at 515-965-6460 opt. 5.