The Makerspace is open Tuesday evenings and the third Saturday of each month in Benton and Tuesday evenings and the second Saturday of each month in Bryant.
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 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
At the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, the Makerspace is open every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 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
- 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.
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 2:00 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
- No children under the age of 5 are allowed in the Makerspace.
- 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 caused 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