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Welcome to the Olathe Public Library Makerspace Downtown!

 

Using the audio or video equipment?

Reserve the Makerspace here

Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance.

What is a Makerspace?

Libraries have always been places for people to learn and create. A Makerspace is a physical extension of that idea. Specialized equipment is provided in this DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn.  

The Olathe Public Library Makerspace equipment is funded in part by the Olathe Public Library Foundation & the Friends of the Library.

What type of projects can I do in the Makerspace?

  • Sew a pillow
  • Play a ukulele
  • Record a song
  • Use a green screen to make funny videos/photos
  • Digitize your family photos

Who can help me learn how to use the equipment?

Below are some recommended resources and video tutorials to point you in the right direction.

 sewing icon  Strum Ukuleles  Shoot Green Screen & Editing Software  Scan Photo Scanners
 Sew: Sewing
& Embroidery
Strum: Ukuleles Shoot: Green Screen
& Editing Software
 Scan: Photo Scanners

   

How do I use the Makerspace?

The Makerspace is available for individuals, groups and library programs. An adult must accompany users under 6th grade at all times.  All users are expected to read and follow the Makerspace policy, as well as the library code of behavior. The Makerspace is available during hours of operation, but will close 30 minutes prior to library closing.

Drop-in Use
The Makerspace may be used for drop-in video editing, photo editing, sewing or playing a ukulele without reserving the room if the Makerspace has not been reserved.   

Reservations
To create an audio or video recording or use the green screen a reservation is required. Reserve at least 24 hours in advance and up to a month in advance. Two-hour blocks available with extensions possible for another one-hour block.

Reserve the Makerspace here or through a staff member.