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.
Amy Holcomb, Experiential Learning Supervisor
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.
- Janome Magnolia 7330 Sewing Machines
- Brother LB6800 Project Runway Edition Embroidery Machines
- Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl Cutter
- Silhouette Cameo 4 Vinyl Cutter
- Epilog Mini 24 Laser Machine
- Outside supplies for the laser must be on the approved list.
- Knitting and crochet tools
- Painting and drawing supplies
Explore new skills and new ideas with one of our online training and tutorials.
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.
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.
Watch video tutorials and find all kinds of maker ideas and inspiration on the library's YouTube channel.
- Paper craft ideas on Michaels Stores YouTube Channel
- Cameo 4 projects on Silhouette Inc 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.