Makerspace Launches at Laramie County Library



3D printer with sample items that were printed using it
3D printer at Laramie County Library. (Click for larger image.)

Laramie County Library System has launched the beginning of its Makerspace with two 3D printers, a video production studio, and specialized computers in its Cheyenne facility. The new services provide the community with access to advanced technologies that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from personal projects to marketing for small businesses.

The library’s 3D printers are located in the Computer Center and in the Teen Lounge where employees handle all print requests. Individuals can upload files or provide online links in the library’s 3D printing form and pick up their printed materials from the library once they are finished. 3D prints are available in low, medium, and high detail, and if using the library’s filament, can be printed in one of nine different colors.

The Studio is Laramie County Library’s professional video production station that was made possible by a generous grant from Libraries Build Business. With a video camera, microphone, spotlights, green screen, ring lights and more, The Studio has all the required tools for video production, product photography, stop-motion movies, and other projects.

Laramie County Library also offers a pair of specialized computers that provide access to the entirety of the Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and InDesign; Adobe Acrobat; and SketchUp, a software program for 3D design.

Laramie County Library System is excited to begin offering these new services, and looks forward to seeing the community create projects for work, fun, and school. The addition of Makerspace technologies is part of the library’s continual effort to fulfill its mission to “be a hub for engagement, literacy and learning, and lifelong curiosity and discovery.”

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