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What do you want to make?

 

What is the Community Create Space?

The Community Create Space (CCS) houses tools, technology, and supplies for makers, tinkerers, gamers, and collaborators to explore and create. It is a makerspace, a learning lab, and an art studio designed to be enjoyed by all members of the community, kids and adults. Some parts of the CCS are mobile and some are available for check-out-- ask a librarian for details! The Community Create Space is FREE to use. The space and many of the tools inside were made possible through grant funding from the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  

 

Always available in the CCS:

  • Four Mac Mini Desktop Computers
  • Eight Windows 7 Laptop Computers
  • Wacom Digital Drawing Tablet
  • Photo/Image Scanner
  • Paper Craft Materials
  • Duct Tape
  • Rainbow Loom
  • Strategy Board Games and No-Tech Games
  • K'Nex
  • Snap Circuits
  • Assorted arts and crafts supplies
  • Maker Books, Guides, and our Maker Manual

Digital Creation Software:

Ask us about:

  • Google Cardboard
  • Two Yeti Microphones- Record a podcast, music, or oral history.
  • LittleBits
  • Lego WeDo
  • Button maker
  • Makey Makey
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Lego
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Sewing Machine
  • Two iPad Minis- Create stop-motion animation or make a comic.
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Apple TV
  • DVD/BluRay Player
  • Presentation-sized TV

Check out our Maker Manual for inspiration.

Check out some of the SCFPL's favorite websites for digital creation.

Using the CCS

Try a new technology, start or continue a digital experiment, or use the CCS to connect with others while you create something great. Groups and individuals are welcome to reserve the CCS to explore all of its tools and technologies. The CCS is also available as a meeting space for 5-20 people, and is perfect for craft guildes, small groups of student experimenters, or clubs. 

Reserve the CCS online.

Check out CCS Guidelines here!

Classes in the CCS

Robotics, coding, marketing, digital scrapbooking and more. The St. Croix Falls Public Library offers free workshops facilitated by local experts as well as library staff; one-on-one help or CCS orientation is available on a reservation basis.

Outreach: Make, Play, and Learn (Beyond the Building) with the Community Create Space

A collaborative project of the St. Croix Falls, Osceola, and Dresser Public Libraries. Bringing science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math out into the community. Contact the library for more information about how the Mobile Discovery STREAM works in the St. Croix Valley.

St. Croix StoryTrails

Meander through the pages of a story as you follow the trail to or from your destination or just enjoy the journey.

Our first StoryTrails project follows the children's picture book "Grandmother's Pigeon" by author Louise Erdrich. Each page is laminated and posted on a corrugated plastic sign which is then attached to a steel post that can be placed along any path! Ask us for more information about our new StoryTrails project.

StoryTrails are based on the StoryWalk Project. The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Support for the StoryTrails project provided by a 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Foundation community arts mini-grant.

Ezra Jack Keats