The Makerspace

APLS has created the Makerspace to offer this 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, except for Monday after 4 pm and Sundays.  Watch for new, upcoming events featuring the Makerspace and using your creativity.

Sublimation Printing

Ever wondered what you can do with sublimation printers? Come in and experiment, see your design sublimated onto a t-shirt, a block of wood, a reusable bag.

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

3D Printers

Design your own creation to 3D print on Tinkercad, or simply come in and choose something already designed to print on Thingiverse.com or other 3D modeling websites. Come in and see what is available. Make and print awesome 3D models. Used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids.

Cricut

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!

 

ADOBE CC

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

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAdtwuaNHPZkJJJpUhPHmg/featured

 

Sponsorships

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.

Events

Photos


Artemis - 3D printer


Cricut - cutting station


Analog to Digital (VHS to DVD) Converting station


Series 1 Type A - 3D printer

Downloads

Makerspace Policy