Hours

The Creation Station is open during regular library hours. The Creation Station is staffed approximately 12 hours per week during staffed hours.

Equipment

Learn more about all the tools and devices available for use in the Creation Station.

3D Printer Leatherworking Carvey
Cricut Maker Rotary Cutter Laminator
Embroidery Machine Hand Press Machine Sewing Machines
Serger Children’s Equipment

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Creation Station is a community makerspace, where people with shared ideas and interests can gather to work on projects while sharing equipment and knowledge. If you put a wood shop, a metal shop, a computer lab, arts and crafts, electronics, and a bunch of tools all under one roof, you’d have a makerspace.

A perfect example of the many ways our community can work together, the Creation Station is a flexible workspace for individuals and small groups will share STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. It also includes worktables, equipment, and a variety of gadgets for DIY projects and activities. In addition, the space will be used to enhance and expand the Library’s existing programs for all ages with hands-on STEAM-related workshops, demonstrations, and projects.

The Library is grateful to the following generous donors, whose investment in the Creation Station supports learning, inspires creativity, and nurtures opportunities for the next entrepreneur, inventor, or artist to emerge:

Adult supervision is required for anyone below the age of 14. Users must be 18 years old, or accompanied by a parent or guardian to use the Carvey.

Yes, you can get help by contacting us to make an appointment or stopping by during staffed hours. Library staff aren’t experts on everything; however, they are there to help and learn things together.

The Creation Station equipment is free to use. Some materials will be available for purchase to use with specific equipment in order to maintain the integrity of the machinery. See the Equipment section above for more information.

The time limit is one hour for most pieces of equipment, but if no one is waiting to use the machine you may continue to use it.

Up to 20 people will be allowed in the area at one time. This could change based upon the activities in the space.

No. Food and drink are not allowed in the Creation Station.

No. Personal devices cannot be connected to the Creation Station equipment. The Creation Station has two laptops that you may use for projects on a first come first serve basis. You may also use the Library’s public computers to create your Carvey or Cricut Maker designs.

Yes! The Creation Station can be booked by outside groups. Examples of outside groups include homeschool cooperatives, Boys & Girls Club, Scouting troops, The Science Zone, school groups, etc. Please contact us for more information.

Yes! See the monthly calendar below or visit the programs page for more information on our program dates and times. If you have a large group, please contact us to get a tour scheduled for your group.

No. The Creation Station is reserved specifically for creating, inventing and learning. Patrons are welcome to use other areas in the Library to read, relax, or do other work not related to DIY projects.

Upcoming Creation Station Programs

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Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees

Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees @ Creation Station

Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Monthly DIY Challenge: Bottle Brush Trees @ Creation Station

Participate in the Natrona County Library’s free DIY Challenge for fun monthly craft projects! Stop by the Creation Station anytime during regular library hours to complete December’s DIY challenge: festive holiday bottle brush trees made…

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Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament 5:00 pm

Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament @ Creation Station

Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament @ Creation Station

They say each snowflake is unique and that no two snowflakes are alike. While that may be true when snowflakes are truly made of frozen water, it may not be the case when it comes…

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Leatherworking: Christmas Ornaments 2:00 pm

Leatherworking: Christmas Ornaments @ Creation Station

Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a festive leather ornament using the Natrona County Library’s leather working equipment on Friday, December 6 at 2 pm in the Creation Station. This class will involve: cutting, gluing, skiving, stitching, and…

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Sewing Project: Gift Bag 5:00 pm

Sewing Project: Gift Bag @ Creation Station

Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop by the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station any time between 5 and 7 pm on Monday, December 9 to learn how to make a festive holiday gift bag using the Library’s sewing machines. All…

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Cricut Project: Holiday Treat Boxes 5:00 pm

Cricut Project: Holiday Treat Boxes @ Creation Station

Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cricut Project: Holiday Treat Boxes @ Creation Station

Oftentimes, the best gifts are the ones that are homemade and come from the heart. Do you have a world-famous Christmas cookie recipe? Learn how to make special packaging for your cookies or other confectionary…

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3D Printer Intro and Demo 3:00 pm

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station

Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Saturday, December 21 at 3 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration….

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