The Lab is a place for experimentation, investigation and observation for the creative and curious.
The Lab @ the Library was created in 2016 when Gladys Tucker made a very generous donation allowing the Library to purchase the UltiMaker 3D printer. Since that time, with the generous support of the Friend’s of the Library & donors to the Next Chapter Fund the Lab has expanded. The Lab’s purpose is to offer a wide variety of opportunities for all ages with a focus on technology and creativity. The services offered are experimental and for instructional learning. The Lab does not accommodate mass manufacturing or large projects. The Library reserves the right to decline any request.
Pick up a full brochure at the Library, or schedule an orientation session to learn more.
3D printing is the process for making a physical object from a digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. A design file is sent to the printer where hot plastic is passed through a nozzle and laid down layer by layer via a robotic arm. The plastic cools quickly, so the finished object can be used right away.
Call the library at 860-923-9779 to schedule an orientation session!
Home Videos and Slides Conversion
Preserve family and local history by converting older home videos and images to current formats.
- Convert VHS home videos to DVD
- Save images from slides
Crafter and Artisan Tools
A selection of powerful tools for craft and DIY projects.
- Cricut Maker
Cuts various types of materials quickly and accurately, endless possibilities to create with!
- Button Making Machine
Create your own button!
- 3D Pens
Draw 3D objects with our CreoPop pens.