Studio

Welcome to our self-directed space for teens and adults interested in making, designing, tinkering, and experimenting. Find hands-on learning experiences for kids in the BOOMbox.

Two masked people, a library patron and a Skokie Public Library staff member, sit at a table in the Studio makerspace of the Skokie Public Library. The staff member is teaching the patron how to use and work with the crafting materials and equipment on the table.


Get to Know the Studio

Learn by doing! Build confidence using equipment with a selection of introductory ready-to-make projects that you can drop in and try anytime. Our staff is always on hand to guide you through. No registration necessary.

Using the Space

The Studio is open to adults high school age and above during library hours. Children ages 8-13 may use the Studio with an adult caregiver; families must work on projects together. Equipment and resources are provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Equipment and Supplies

We offer tools for visual art, fabrication, and textiles. Restrictions and limits on some supplies may apply. You may also bring in your own supplies unless otherwise indicated. An experiential learning specialist is always available to assist with projects and exploration. 

3D PRINTING

Send us your 3D printing files and we will print them for you. Use our online form to make your request

Learn more about our printers and printing process.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Explore new skills and new ideas with one of our online training and tutorials.

Creativebug

Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Watch thousands of step-by-step online video tutorials on software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology.

If you previously had a Lynda.com account through the library, you do not need to create a new one for LinkedIn Learning. Simply login with your library card number and PIN.

On YouTube

Watch video tutorials and find all kinds of maker ideas and inspiration on the library's YouTube channel.

DIGITAL MEDIA SUITES

The Digital Media Suites in the Studio are for digital content creation, post-production editing, and digitization. Due to the pandemic, they are currently closed.