309 Creative is a place where patrons can unleash their imagination, express themselves through arts and crafts, and explore ideas of innovation and technology.
309 Creative houses the library’s Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers melt a plastic filament which is extruded in layers onto a build plate based on a list of coordinates created by software. Once the build is finished, the final print can be removed from the printer and then be lightly sanded, painted, or otherwise treated like any plastic model. It is also home to a Cricut vinyl cutter and a 60-watt laser cutter/engraver. The laser cutter is a computer controlled cutting device that uses a laser to cut or engrave a design into various materials—including wood, acrylic, and glass.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome to use the makerspace during open hours. This is a place to come together and tinker, celebrate victories and learn from failures, with a dedicated library employee nearby to help you plan and execute your creative vision.