FAQs: Makerspace

At the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton, the Makerspace is open every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. If the Tuesday or Saturday falls on a holiday that the library is closed or closes early, the Makerspace will also be closed.

Makerspace equipment available for patrons to use includes: 

  • 3D printers
  • 3D printing pens 
  • computers with the full adobe creative software suite 
  • makey makey kit 
  • HD video camera
  • green screen
  • sewing machine
  • die cutter with an assortment of dies 
  • knitting/crochet supplies (including a yarn swift and winder)
  • jewelry making tools and supplies
  • table loom
  • art supplies
  • origami paper
  • leather working tools 
  • laminator 
  • laser engraver (engraves wood, cardboard, plastic, and leather) 
  • wood burning tool.

We’re also looking for suggestions for more tools to add so let us know if you have an interest in a specific craft or if you have a tool you’d like to donate.

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Makerspace

The Makerspace at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton is open on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. If any of those days fall on a holiday that the library is closed, the Makerspace will also be closed. 

For safety and supply limitations, participants in the Makerspace must abide by the following rules:

  • Patrons age 12 and under may only use the Makerspace if supervised by an adult at all times
  • Do not remove supplies from the Makerspace
  • Patrons will not modify the Makerspace's hardware or software, or install new programs onto the computers
  • Computers are for projects only
  • When equipment is in demand, patrons will be limited to one hour time slots
  • Makerspace equipment will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Patrons may make one 3D print per week
  • All 3D prints will be printed at the discretion of the library
  • If Makerspace equipment is found to be damaged or missing when a patron is finished, patron may be subject to a fee
  • The library is not responsible for any injuries cause by Makerspace equipment
  • Patron is responsible for any personal belongings brought into the Makerspace
  • The library reserves the right to deny Makerspace access if a patron violates any part of the Makerspace policy
  • No food or drinks allowed in the Makerspace
  • The library reserves the right to deny Makerspace access if a patron violate any part of the Makerspace policy