Inspiration Station

Geauga County Public Library Maker Space

What is it?

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

How to use it?

You must have a valid GCPL/Clevnet library card, take the training for the equipment of your choice, and sign the user agreement before you can reserve a session. You can register for training sessions online. For more information please contact Bainbridge Library. 

what’s the cost?

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.

The following equipment is available for patrons:

  • 3D Printer
  • 3D Scanner
  • Cricut Maker
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Heat Press
  • Large Format Printer
  • Laser Engraver
  • Sewing Machines
  • Direct-to-Garment
  • Vinyl Cutter

What Can I Make?

turn your ideas into reality

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
  • 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

Video Tutorials

for the inspiration station

3D Scanner Tutorial

Vinyl Cutter Tutorial

Direct To Garment Tutorial

Laser Engraver Tutorial

Laser Engraver Rotary Tutorial

Large Format Printing Tutorial

Large Format Cut Line Tutorial

Heat Press Tutorial

How to Embroider Tutorial

Threading the Needle Tutorial

Changing Thread Tutorial

Cricut Process Tutorial

Cricut Design Tutorial