Willard Library is developing innovative programming in 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 lower level service desk to browse if you need a better idea of all the contents. All kits are free to checkout 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. All kits check out from the lower level desk at Willard Library. They do not circulate from the Helen Warner Branch, right now. Holds can be placed for the kits.
Willard Library now offers a vinyl cutting lab. It is located on the second floor of Willard Library next to the Media Desk. The Silhouette Cameo 3 is an electronic cutting machine for light-duty, creative use. It uses a small blade to cut materials up to 12 inches wide. It can be used for vinyl lettering, window cling designs, scrap-booking, custom apparel, and card making. The library offers courses to help you get started. Once you are comfortable with the machine, you are allowed to use the equipment without direct Library staff supervision.
Questions or Concerns?
Contact Creative Services-Jenny de Jong