About the Library Makerspace


What is a "Makerspace"?
A Makerspace is place that provides new opportunities to the community by making tools, materials, special equipment, and skilled individuals accessible to the public. It’s a fun, creative place for the community to share and develop their abilities, explore their passions, and help inspire others to do the same. The community can host events, provide mentorship to those who seek it, collaborate on projects/ideas, and more.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a central accessible hub of equipment, tools, materials, and community for developing confidence, independence, and identity through knowledge, experience, and technology. We strive to inspire people to take control of their learning, environment, and future. To teach people how to learn and access information, and how to problem solve and think critically. We believe everyone should have the freedom to explore and create, find their passion, and share that passion with others.

Location We're downstairs in the basement. Look for the elevator with the "HPL Makerspace" sign. Once you're in the elevator, press the "Make" button. Once in the basement, you’ll be looking at our storage hallway. From there, go forward and to the left. Don't be shy! If you're having trouble finding your way, ask a staff member.

In our Makerspace, you can:

Learn about electronics and programming

Develop your own video game
Explore 3D printing
Sew and embroider

Tinker and craft
Create music
and more!

What is a "Maker"?
A maker is anyone who wants to learn, create, tinker, explore, collaborate, share, teach, innovate, or socialize. Teachers and students, caregivers and children, professionals and entrepreneurs, and ultimately our community all benefit when we make and create together.

Special Thanks
The Library Makerspace is being funded in part by the generous endowment from the Arlene Jennings Trust, appointed to Hutchinson Public Library by Deborah L. Mosier.  Debbie was a teacher in the Hutchinson area.  We think she’d be proud of what we have started with her gift.