What is an Innovation Station? An Innovation Station is the name we have given to what is commonly known as a MakerSpace. A MakerSpace is a community center that offers a variety of technologies and equipment that are meant to turn creativity into action, foster the sharing of ideas, and encourage learning by doing.
A MakerSpace can take form in many ways and offer technologies that run the gamut from low to high. The LPL’s Innovation Station—much like the LPL itself—is all about mixing the cutting edge with the traditional. The following is an inventory of the machines and equipment currently offered (Usage Fees may apply):
- MakerBot 3D Printer
- Prusa 3D Printer
- 3D Pens
- Button Maker
- Cricut Machine
- Ellison Die Cut Machine
- Sewing Machine
- Embroidery Machine
- Lego Mindstorm
- Laser Engraver
- A kitchen is available for not-for-profit groups, not private individuals. For kitchen policies and reservations, call the library at (516) 731-5728, ext. 227.
Please review the Innovation Station statement and policy to learn more about the why and how of this new room. Reservations can be made through our online calendar.
If you think about it, libraries have always been incubators for inspiration and groundbreaking revelations; you can come here to gather information, research theories and formulate the kind of ideas that can change the landscape of our world (or at least help you to better understand Trigonometry or figure out how to build a carburetor). The Levittown Public Library will go a step beyond serving as the starting point of an idea; from now on, you can come here to bring that idea to life.