Willard Library’s goal of developing innovative programming with creative technology has led to a new creative environment for the community to create and collaborate with others. Our hope is to provide relevant, hands-on training and collaboration with guests of all ages and community organizations. We look forward to connecting you with other community members with the same interests and hobbies and provide appropriate technology to assist in the creative process.
Maker Kits are self-directed, STEAM-themed activities that contain all the tools and materials needed to experiment and create. They offer opportunities for hands-on creativity and experimentation for teens, tweens, and adults. The kits also have a variety of technology and non-technology activities to accommodate all interests. Explore circuits, Origami, birding, recording music or podcasts, book making, computer coding, wood burning, energy efficiency, and more with the library's Maker Kits. There is a catalog of all the kits at the Information Desk to browse if you need a better idea of all the contents. All kits are free to check out and use for two weeks at a time. The intended age range is from pre-teen to adult, but most kits could be family-friendly activities, as well.
Willard Library’s Creative Space houses creative technology equipment for the public to use. It is located on the main floor of Willard Library. Reservations are required to use this space outside of programs and events. Use the Book a Librarian appointment service and select Creative Space for the type of assistance needed.
Contact Creative Services Librarian Jenny de Jong