The North Manchester Public Library Makerspace is an area that allows patrons to tinker, investigate, create, and learn. Our library makerspace is housed in our large basement facility, and is a space that can be used by all ages.
Patrons who would like to use the makerspace must:
Obtain a key from the front desk.
Sign their name and phone number at the front desk.
Be 18+ years of age or be accompanied by an adult
The Makerspace area is available for use Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM through 7:00 PM and Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM. The Makerspace will be closed if designated programs of the North Manchester Public Library are using the space. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to make sure that the space is available before stopping in to use it.
PERLER BEADING Over 10,000 Perler Beads to help you create one-of-a-kind projects that you can take home! Beading trays come in all shapes and sizes. Templates available.
PLAYDOH Includes tons of colorful Playdoh, as well as Playdoh tools and mats.
SHRINKY DINKS Shrink your hand drawn or traced creations into hard plastic key chains and charms.
SNAP CIRCUITS Learn how electricity works! These Science kits snap together in hundred of ways to create light, sound, and motion.
SEWING MACHINES Use our sewing machines to help you with any sewing projects you've been working on. We also have scrap fabric if you would like to create a quick accessory!
DEMOLITION STATION Strap on a pair of safety goggles, and tear apart old electronic equipment for a chance to see how things are made!
WEAVING LOOMS These small weaving looms come with pre-measured bands that you can weave into colorful pot-holders. Easy and fun for all ages.
ART STATION This station has colorful paper, markers, scissors, glue, crayons and lot of other fun crafting supplies that rotates through.
WHAT OUR PATRONS ARE SAYING
"Fantastic programming for all ages, staff that remember patrons' names and interests, a wide range of books, movies, music, and periodicals. The NMPL is definitely at the heart of the community."
"Amazing resource for this small community! The new mobile hot spots you can check out make those long summer drives great for everyone's high tech gadgets!"
"It is unusual for a town of our size to have a library of this caliber! The children's department is second to NONE! Couldn't be more proud!"
"I love that kids are allowed to be kids in their section of the library! Fun memories = children who will love books forever, Keep up the awesome work!"