The HML Makerspace
When the first libraries began to pop up, books were rare and pricey commodities. HML is proud to carry on this tradition of providing access to hard-to-get resources by expanding our offerings to include a Makerspace.
The HML Makerspace adds new technology to our services, programs, and collections to inspire our community to create, master new tools, and gain a level of expertise that is important in an increasingly technological world.
Interested in collaborating on a maker-centric program or in donating tools or supplies to our growing lending library? Email us!
Make It @ Your Library
HML offers a number of tools, tech gear, and services that you can use in-house, from laptops to a 3D printer.
Most Makerspace resources require a valid library card to use. Users who don’t want full library privileges can request an online card.
Patrons can check out a Kindle to use for up to 2 hours while at the library. HML owns:
- Fire HD 10 Kindles
- Fire HD 8 Kindles
Our second floor Media PC has dual monitors and a selection of photo and video editing software. Anyone can use it for up to two hours a day, and anyone with a library card can reserve time up to two days in advance.
Software unique to this PC:
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- GIMP 2
Make It @ Home
HML has what you need for your next project! Check out a tool, a gadget, or a STEAM learning kit today. Check the catalog for current availability.
While you aren’t able to place a hold on Makerspace To Go items, you are welcome to call the library ahead of time to ensure availability of any kit! We will even put it aside and reserve it for you until close of that day.
All Makerspace To Go items can be borrowed for 7 days, with the option of one renewal for a total of 14 days. Late fines are $1 per day.
Our STEAM learning kits are great for giving kids (and kids at heart) plenty of time and space to explore concepts on their own – all while playing with some wonderfully fun toys!