905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00-6:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Saturday: 10:00-2:00
Sunday: Closed

Willimantic Public Library frog

905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


What is the Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for hands-on creating, learning, and exploring. Ours is located on the second floor of the library. We have jewelry making, art, sewing, coding robots, electronic kits, LEGO®, cardboard construction, and more! It’s available for patrons of all ages and free to use.

Makerspace Guidelines

When is the Makerspace available?

Any time the library is open. You do not need an appointment; just let a librarian know you’d like to use the Makerspace.

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What items are available to use in the Makerspace?

We have three categories of items. Make & Take Home includes tools and supplies for creating projects that you can take home with you, such as jewelry and sewing. Make & Take Apart includes STEM kits and toys that you build, code, or play with and then put back for the next person to use. Makerspace Jr. has a variety of STEM toys for our youngest patrons. Below are some of the items we have in our Makerspace.

Make & Take Home

  • Art tools and supplies
  • Jewelry making tools and supplies
  • Makedo cardboard construction
  • Metal stamping tools and supplies
  • Quilling tools and supplies
  • Sewing machine and hand sewing tools and supplies
  • Spirographs
  • Miscellaneous tools and supplies (glue guns, soldering iron, small electronics items)

Feel free to bring in your own supplies, such as fabric or beads, to use along with our tools and supplies. You can also bring in items you need to fix or mend and use our tools to do so!

Make & Take Apart

  • Botley the Coding Robot
  • Code & Go Robot Mouse
  • Crazy Circuit starter set
  • Dash coding robots
  • Erector set
  • Finch robot
  • KEVA puzzles and Bot Maze
  • K’Nex building sets
  • LEGO® (including motors, lights, and battery packs)
  • littleBits electronics kits
  • Marble mazes
  • meeperBOTs
  • Ozobots
  • Remote Control Machines building kit
  • Rubber Band Racers
  • Snap Circuits electronics kits
  • Squishy Circuits electronics kit
  • Strawbees construction set

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