What is a Maker Space?

A maker space is a resource where patrons can use different specific equipment to explore, design, and create.

Equipment Available

The following equipment is available for patrons:
• 3D Printer
• 3D Scanner
• Cricut Maker
• Embroidery Machine
• Heat Press
• Large Format Printer
• Laser Engraver
• Sewing Machines
• Sublimation Printer
• Vinyl Cutter

When can I use the Maker Space?

Patrons will be able to start scheduling time to use the equipment on June 21, 2021. You must take the training and sign the user agreement for the equipment of your choice before you can reserve a session. Virtual Training is available for registration now and start on June 14th.


Using the equipment is free. You will bring in your own materials as much as possible such as T-shirts, hats, paper, Cricut vinyl, wood, glass, etc. You will only have to pay for ink, large vinyl, embroidery thread, and 3D printer filament. There will be a $1 minimum for every machine. Check out the Price List in the Maker Space for more information.

What can I make?

The options range depending on the equipment and what you can imagine. GCPL is happy to work with you to see how we can make your ideas a reality. Here are some examples:

• 3D Figurines  • 3D Prototype   • Appliques   • Bag Designs   • Banners   • Cards   • Coins   • Containers   • Embroidered Designs   • Engraved Drinkware   • Labels   • Mask Accessories   • Monograms   • Ornaments   • Posters   • Puzzles   • Signs   • Stickers   • Tools   • Trophies   • T-Shirt & Sweatshirt Designs

Geauga County Public Library Maker Space
Questions? Contact us: inspirationstation@geaugalibrary.net


Register for training sessions here

Video Tutorials (Click on YouTube link for full size)

3D Scanner Tutorial

Laser Engraver Tutorial

Large Format Cut Line Tutorial

Threading the Needle Tutorial

Vinyl Cutter Tutorial

Laser Engraver Rotary Tutorial

Heat Press Tutorial

Changing Thread Tutorial

Cricut Design Tutorial

Sublimation Printing Tutorial

Large Format Printing Tutorial


How to Embroider Tutorial

Cricut Process Tutorial