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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January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag

January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag @ Creation Station

Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

January DIY Challenge: T-Shirt Bag @ 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 January’s DIY challenge: multi-purpose and customized t-shirt bags. All…

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Leatherworking: Basic Tooling 1:00 pm

Leatherworking: Basic Tooling @ Creation Station

Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn basic leather tooling techniques while creating your own leather coaster using the Natrona County Library’s leatherworking equipment on Saturday, January 4 at 1 pm in the Creation Station. Register online at bit.ly/leather1420. All supplies…

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3D Printer Intro and Demo 6:00 pm

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station

Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 Monday, January 6 at 6 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration….

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4Teens @4: DIY Drink Cups 4:00 pm

4Teens @4: DIY Drink Cups @ Creation Station

Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Natrona County Library will host a craft program for teens in grades 7–12 on Thursday, January 16 at 4 pm in the Creation Station. Using our makerspace’s Cricut Maker vinyl cutter, teens will get…

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3D Printer Intro and Demo 6:00 pm

3D Printer Intro and Demo @ Creation Station

Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 Tuesday, January 21 at 6 pm in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration….

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Cricut Project: Leather Keychain 5:00 pm

Cricut Project: Leather Keychain @ Creation Station

Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cricut Project: Leather Keychain @ Creation Station

Separate your keys from the rest of the humdrum pack with a personalized monogram keychain. Join us Wednesday, January 29 at 5 pm in the Creation Station for a fun craft program. Using the Cricut…

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Sewing Project: Ear Bud Pouch 2:00 pm

Sewing Project: Ear Bud Pouch @ Creation Station

Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Natrona County Library’s Creation Station at 2 pm on Friday, January 31 to learn how to make your very own customized ear bud pouch using the Library’s sewing machines, and never…