What is a Makerspace?

The Springfield City Library is a hub for free access to information and technology, social and civic engagement, and support of personal enrichment, well being, and lifelong learning. In support of this mission, the Library provides a community workspace where people with common interests can socialize and collaborate. This workspace is commonly known as a Makerspace, a place for crafting, tinkering, and experimentation with technologies like 3D printing, sewing machines, green screens, and recording studios, all of which are available at the East Forest Park Branch. The library hopes to cultivate a network of creative community makers that are interested in tinkering for professional, educational, or personal reasons. The Makerspace is a place to create, invent, and learn.

“We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.” – Brené Brown |

List of Available Tools
  • Audio Recording Equipment
  • Sewing Machine
  • Cricut Cutter Machine
  • Cricut Easypress 2 (2)
  • Green Screen
  • iMacs (2)
  • Macbook Pros (10)
  • Wood Burning Pens (2)
  • Ultimaker 3D Printers (2)

Makerspace Calendar

Makerspace Newsletter

Click here to receive information about Makerspace workshops, programs, and challenges.

Makerspace  Archives

Are you interested in seeing past creations by Makerspace Makers? Check out the Makerspace Archives!

Past Programs & Workshops

Check out past programming to get a sense of what goes on in the space!

Makerspace Calendar January 2020

Makerspace Calendar January / February 2020

Makerspace Calendar March 2020


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Deanna Irizarry-Fields