The Makerspace

APLS has created the Makerspace to offer new and cutting edge technology to the community! Library visitors can flex their creative muscle while learning about the technology of today and tomorrow.  

The Makerspace is OPEN during normal library operating hours.  Watch for new, upcoming events featuring the Makerspace and using your creativity.

VHS or 8mm to DVD Station

Preserve your old home movies! Convert them to DVD here. Gather your photos and make a memorial DVD.

Video editing abilities include the ability to add music, cut frames or sections out of movies, and combine home movies into one


Design your own creation to 3D print. Simple, online 3D design is intuitive for beginners and detailed enough for advanced users. NO design experience is required AND you don’t need to know CAD. Make and print awesome 3D models. Used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids.


Cut, write and score with one machine! Unlimited Cricut Access includes

Over 30,000 images - Over 1,000 MakeItNow Projects - 370 fonts

You can use paper, cardstock, vinyl, Iron-ons, fabric, & posterboard. Bring in your own cartridges to use too. Use the Cricut Design Space to Create what is on your mind. The DIY possibilities are endless!



The Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is the Premier software for Graphic Designers, Photographers, and more. Scan then edit almost anything you have!

  • Photoshop—Image editing & compositing
  • Lightroom—Digital photo processing and editing
  • Illustrator—Vector graphics and illustration
  • InDesign—Page design for print and digital publishing
  • Premiere Pro—Video production and editing
  • After effects—visual effects/motion graphics
  • Animate—formerly Flash
  • Adobe Audition—Audio recording, mixing, & restoration

Lots of possibilities to be creative! 


Creator's Corner

Want to learn more about the creative minds in our community? Check out our YouTube channel 'Bits and Pieces, APLS Makerspace' where we interview the creators of our community and find out just what's behind their talent.



Much of the new equipment and software is made available by the following sponsors: 

  • Platinum Sponsors: Porter Family Foundation, Wal-Mart Community Grant, Decatur Rotary Club
  • Silver Sponsors: Adams County Community Foundation, Friends of the Decatur Public Library

Sponsorships help make additional equipment available and are very much appreciated. If interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Director Kelly Ehinger.



Artemis - 3D printer

Cricut - cutting station

Analog to Digital (VHS to DVD) Converting station

Series 1 Type A - 3D printer


Makerspace Policy