• Generac Digital Creation Station




What is a Area 431?

A Place to Make, Share, and Explore

The Makerspace is located in the back corner of the library and is filled with items that are free for the public to use! Anyone under the age of 11 years must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. See our complete Makerspace policy here. 

Contact the Makerspace Librarian, Sarah, with any questions or comments about the Makerspace, or to book an appointment to be trained on any of our equipment. 

Note: 2-hour reservations can be made for a specific piece of equipment.
  • Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer (cost: first print free then $0.20/gram)
  • Brother Computerized Sewing Machine
  • Cricut Expression 2 
  • Cricut Maker
  • Thermal Laminator (cost: $0.15/pouch)
  • Craft Oven
  • Accuquilt (fabric cutting dies)
  • Big Shot Sizzix (die cutting and embossing)
  • Minc Machine (foil applicator)
  • Scanner
  • VR (virtual reality) headsets

Digital Creation Station Laptop Software: 
  • Blender -- 3D creation and animation
  • Inkscape -- illustration
  • Gimp -- photo editor
  • Cura -- 3D printing
  • Openshot -- video editor
  • Audacity -- audio editor
  • Cricut Design Space
  • VLC media player
  • Freemake video converter
  • Paint 3D -- beginner illustration
Headphones & microphone are also available.

Art & Craft Supplies:
  • Polymer Clay Kit
  • Beading Kit
  • Stamps and ink pads (we have a lot of them!)
  • Quilt patterns
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Embroidery floss and hoops
  • Buttons
  • Gel pens
  • Paint makers
  • Rubber band loom
  • Pastels
  • Puff paint
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Prismacolor art markers
  • Bianyo alcohol ink makers

Craft Tools: 
  • Iron
  • Seam iron
  • Hot glue gun
  • Plastic strip heater
  • Wool winder
  • Circle cutter
  • Knitting loom
  • Pom-pom maker
  • Paper punches
  • Button maker (various sizes)

  • Scribe drawing circuits
  • Makey Makey
  • 3D pens
  • Conductive thread

Conversion & Archiving Equipment: 
Note: Do not use any of the equipment for illegal or unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials or content you have no right to reproduce or distribute. This equipment is for preserving your personal content only, such as home movies.
  • Vinyl to CD or Digital
  • VHS to DVD or Digital
  • Cassette to CD or Digital
  • CD or DVD to Digital
  • Negatives/Slides to Digital
  • Photos/Documents to Digital

Some of the equipment requires training. Contact the Makerspace Librarian, Sarah, at sfrench@whitewater-wi.gov or 262-458-2782 to make an appointment or with any questions/comments about the Makerspace!