About the Makerspace

A picture of the HPL Makerspace, showing 3D printers, computers, and other creative machines.

The Hutchinson Public Library Makerspace is a public workshop-area that provides access to tools, materials, and skilled mentorship. It’s a fun, creative place for people to share and develop their abilities, explore their passions, and inspire others to do the same.

  • No experience required: The Makerspace is a place to learn. Staff are available to guide and provide input on your projects. This is a do-it-yourself space, though! Staff are here to assist – not complete projects on request.
  • Supplied materials: We keep a selection of materials available, such as 3D-printing filament, adhesive vinyl, printable fabric transfers, and plastic tiles for CNC carving. Some supplies are available for a charge, but we often have donated materials available, and you are welcome to bring compatible materials to use.
  • Location: The Makerspace is located in the basement of the Library. Use the central elevator and press the button labeled “Make”.
  • Availability: The Makerspace is available for walk-in use during library open hours – no appointment required. Machines are typically available on a first-come-first-served basis. You are encouraged to call before your visit to make sure equipment is available.
  • Group visits: Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance to arrange a visit for your organization. The library’s Makerspace services are designed for individuals, and accommodations are required for groups.

Soldering station (with hot-air tool), oscilloscope, power supply, multimeters

Cricut Maker (2017 version)

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.