What is the MakerStudio@GCLS?
The MakerStudio and MakerStudio Jr are designated makerspace areas in the Mullica Hill Branch supplied with tools and equipment ranging from the very basic to the latest cutting-edge technology in which people of all ages can gather to learn, socialize, experiment and create. Branch libraries are also equipped with Mobile MakerStudio carts for portable makerspace fun.
The main MakerStudio@GCLS room in the Mullica Hill branch is geared towards ages 9 through to adults.
The MakerStudio Jr. room is located in the Children's department at the Mullica Hill branch and is designed as a free play area where children under age 9 can imagine, create, and build.
See MakerStudio@GCLS policies for more information.
How can I use the MakerStudio@GCLS?
To use the MakerStudio, all Makers must:
complete a Maker Agreement form
verify his/her identity with valid library card or photo ID
All in-county Makers must have a valid library card from a LOGIN consortium member library. Out of county residents must present proper photo ID.
Are you interested in using the 3D Printer, vinyl cutter, or serger machine? To use these, you must:
Participate in mandatory safety training
Certification must be completed before they can be used
Certification training is scheduled by appointment only. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Admission is free, however certain materials have a nominal cost as outlined below:
Standard colors: $0.35 per 15 minutes, rounded up. (For example, a 20 minute print will cost $0.70.)
Special colors: $0.75 per 15 minutes, rounded up.
$0.10 per linear inch (x 12" or 15" wide) - rounded up to the nearest inch.
Vinyl Sign Backs (Chloroplast substrate):
$2.00 for a 18"x24" piece
$3.50 for a 24"x36" piece
$0.10 for 1"
$0.25 for 2.25"
One FREE everyday! (Not transferable to another person.)
Photo quality paper prints:
$0.25 for 4"x6"
$0.75 for 8.5"x11"
CDs and DVDs:
Large Format Poster Paper (up to 24" wide):
Coated: $0.10 per inch
Heavyweight: $0.15 per inch
Coated: $0.20 per inch
Heavyweight: $0.30 per inch
Why a MakerStudio@GCLS?
The MakerStudio@GCLS is the first of its kind in Gloucester County, NJ. Many of the technologies available in the MakerStudio are not accessible anywhere else to the general public. For instance, there is no other place in Gloucester County that provides open access to 3D printing technology.
GCLS will provide a safe and accessible space where anyone in the community can interact, understand, and create using the technologies available in the space. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in the young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM).
Establishing a Makerspace supports the GCLS mission, which is to provide welcoming community spaces where people gather to learn, create, and have fun.
Where can I find more information about Maker culture?
We have compiled a handy guide for go-to information and relevant weblinks regarding the DIY and Maker culture.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.