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Maker Spaces

Geauga County Public Library Maker Spaces

What is it?

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

Where are they located?

Geauga County Public Library has two maker spaces.  One can be found at the Bainbridge Branch (17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023), and the other at the Chardon Creativity Center inside Chardon High School (151 Chardon Ave, Chardon, OH 44024) across the street from the Chardon municipal pool on Maple Ave.  While the Bainbridge maker space is open during normal library operating hours the Chardon Creativity Center’s summer hours start May 28th and will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How to use it?

You must have a valid GCPL/Clevnet library card, take the mandatory training for the equipment of wish to use, and sign the user agreement before you can reserve a session. You can register for training sessions online, all sessions are self-service.  For more information please contact the Bainbridge and Chardon Libraries or email makerspace@geaugalibrary.net 

what’s the cost?

Using the equipment is free. You will need to bring in your own materials such as T-shirts, 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’s for more information.

The following equipment is available for patrons:

  • 3D Printer (Staff will print submitted print requests)
  • 3D Scanner (Chardon Only, no training needed, available to reserve.)
  • Cricut Maker (Bainbridge Only)
  • Direct-to-Garment Printer (Bainbridge and Chardon)
  • Embroidery Machine (Bainbridge Only)
  • Heat Press (Bainbridge and Chardon)
  • Large Format Printer (Bainbridge and Chardon)
  • Laser Engraver (Bainbridge and Chardon)
  • Sewing Machines (Bainbridge Only)
  • UV Printer (Chardon Only)
  • Vinyl Cutter (Bainbridge Only)

What Can I Make?

turn your ideas into reality

The options range depending on the equipment and what you can imagine. While the maker spaces are self-service staff may be able to advise you you on your project. 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

Geauga County Public Library Maker Space video tutorials can be found on our YouTube channel.