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Maker Space

Come check out our MakerSpace at Smithville branch and get your creative juices flowing.

Getting Started

Who can use the MakerSpace?

Anyone with a West Lincoln Public Library card can use our library’s equipment, physical collections, programs and services. Members who wish to use the MakerSpace Equipment may do so on a drop-in basis when devices are available after completing an online training course for the device of interest (no training is required for digitization devices). Library members under the age of 12 are restricted in their use of the library's MakeSpace equipment and require adult supervision.

Get MakerSpace Certified


Machine (Coming Soon)
Embroidery Machine (Coming Soon)

Certification Quiz (100% required to pass)

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Embroidery Machine (Coming Soon)

Our Equipment

3D Printer

3D printer

3D printing is a process of creating physical objects from digital models. Our Ultimaker 2+ printer melts PLA plastic, a non-toxic biodegradable cornstarch-based plastic, into thin layers, one on top of the other, to build a physical version of the 3D model.

You can grab free open source designs from Thingiverse or create your own 3D models using the free Tinkercad software.



Cricut Maker 3 machines can cut, score and draw using a wide variety of materials, such as cardstock, light fabrics, and vinyl.

You can design your creations in Cricut Design space for cutting on the Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore Air 2 Machines.

Sewing Machine

Brother sewing machine with guide to different seem styles on front in blue

The CS7000X sewing and quilting machine is a great option for beginners and experienced sewers alike with a plethora of convenient features. With 70 built-in sewing stitches, including decorative stitches, quilting stitches, and seven styles of one-step, auto-size buttonholes, the possibilities are endless.

Embroidery Machine

brother embroidery machine with small cat image on preview screen

Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, you’ll find incredible ease of use with the Brother PE535. The PE535 features a 4” x 4” embroidery area, 80 build-in designs, 10 frame patterns, and 9 unique font styles (6 English, 3 Japanese) lettering and monogramming. The PE535 embroidery machine also includes a built-in memory function that permits you to import designs from a USB memory stick via the USB port.

Digitization Station

Digitize your memories. Create digital images of film negatives, make audio files from your vinyl records, convert a VHS to a DVD and more!


black turntable for vinyl albums, with clear lid


vhs conversion device, black rectangle device with three cords coming from one side in red, white and yellow

Other Equipment

Also available in our MakerSpace are the green screen and button maker.

Use the green screen for making your own unique photos and videos by swapping out backgrounds. Travel the world or head into space with a little editing magic! Check out a quick how-to video (YouTube) on setting up and using the app on our devices, or bring your own device and ue your favourite green screen software for your creations.

The button maker allows you to make your own custom buttons for whatever your needs may be. Download our button template (PDF) to get started (must be printed at 100% size) and check out a quick how-to video (YouTube) to guide you on your way.