“During our open house event, people can just come and see what the machines are and what they can do, so they can get a better idea of what the space has to offer. Our goal is for people to come with ideas in mind; ‘I know I’m going to make a button.’”
For some of the machines, Rosenthal will require that patrons bring certain supplies.
“We have the sewing machine and the needles but you’ll have to bring in your own fabric and thread,” she said.
The library’s website includes some on-line training that will help patrons get an idea of the possibilities of the Makerspace.
“When they come in, we will help them, as well,” Rosenthal said. “The 3D printer is a little different. Right now we have it set up so that staff will do the printing, just so we can keep it running all the time if it gets busy. It does take awhile to print stuff.”
Patrons will create the digital…