The Maker Lab, located on the Lower Level of St. Thomas Public Library, is where you can let your imagination run wild!
If you can dream it, you can create it here at the library with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, button makers, and more!
We also have plenty of books about makerspaces and DIY technology, so be sure to see what’s available in our online catalogue!
3D printing allows you to create physical objects from 3D digital designs! With two 3D printers as well as 3Doodler pens that allow you to “draw” in 3D, there’s an unlimited number of things you can create!
What’s the cost?
3D prints at the library cost $0.05 per gram, plus a $2 base fee. Staff can help you calculate the cost of your print before you print it!
Vinyl + Paper Cutting + Poster Printing
Looking to make unique decorations? Need to make an open hours sign for your small business? Want to make a custom bumper sticker? A custom poster for your home or to advertise an event?
Use the vinyl Cutter, Cricut, or the Roland BN-20 Printer/Cutter in the Maker Lab! If you’re interested but don’t know how, stop by the library or book a 1-on-1 appointment, where a staff member will show you!
What’s the cost?
There is a machine fee of $2 on all vinyl prints.
Vinyl/Paper Printing Roll: $0.50 per inch of length
Heat Transfer Roll: $0.75 per inch of length
Cricut Material Pieces: $0.03 per square inch
Bring Your Own Vinyl: FREE ($2 machine fee applies)
St. Thomas Public Library offers “maker kits” that you can borrow and take home, or use within the library.
Suitable for all ages, our kits will inspire you to get your creative juices flowing!
Take home a Makey Makey kit and turn everyday objects into touchpads, like creating a piano from bananas!
Arduino is the next level up for coding, and with these kits, you can dabble with small circuit boards; micro-controllers that let you hook up sensors to interact with the physical world around you. Arduino kits come in a children’s version also, where the coding is done in simple “block-style” graphics, to allow for the easiest introduction to coding!
Button & Magnet Making
The library has button makers that can make 1″, 1.5″, and 2.25″ buttons or magnets!
What is the cost?
1″ (small) – 2 for $0.25
1.5″ (medium): $0.25 each
2.25″ (large) : $0.25 each
Magnet (any size): $0.25 each
+ Printing Costs ($0.25 per page for black and white, $1.00 per page for colour)