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Maker Space / Media Lab



With funding from the Mead Public Library Foundation and the Kohler Foundation, Inc., Mead Library has purchased these items for its MakerSpace:

  • 3D Printer and filament
  • Silhouette Cameo (precision cutter of vinyl, paper, cardstock, cloth)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Digital Camera
  • Arduino Kits
  • Lilypad Kits (programmable circuits that you can sew into clothing)
  • Artist Easel and paint supplies (oil, watercolor, acrylic)
  • Jewelry making supplies (crimpers, cutters, beads, wire)
  • Paper Cutter
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat
  • Papercrafting materials (paper, pens, stamps, ink, scissors, punches, stickers)

MakerSpace Projects

Projects over the past year have included: bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, patriotic wreath, holiday cards, ornaments, tin and paper lanterns, stepping stones, creating own 3D print, Discovering Arduino and LilyPad, create your own silhouette, and painting.

Media Lab

With funding from the Mead Public Library Foundation and the Green Bay Packers Community Foundation, Mead Library has purchased these items for its Digital Media Lab:

  • Apple iPad Air 2 tablets
  • Apple iMacs
  • Canon PowerShot digital camera
  • Canon CanoScan flatbed scanner
  • Video capture adapter
  • GoPro action camera
  • Wacom digitizer

These items will be available to the public soon. The area (northeast corner of the second floor) is expected to be open in early 2016.

Join Us for "Make It at Mead"

This is your time to congregate, socialize, exchange ideas, innovate and create. Come on your own or with a partner or small group.

Bring a project you've already begun, or start a project from scratch. We'll provide a lovely space, large tables, comfy chairs, materials and equipment. Each month will feature a different project.

Get Out of the House

Perhaps you want to work on a craft or art project but have constant interruptions at home. Maybe you're working on a gift for someone in your household and you need to do it away from home. Or maybe you're just looking for a fun night out with like-minded people.

Get to Making

This is a place where things will get made and the concept is a work in progress. We want to get ideas for what types of materials should be provided.

This program will be held on the first Thursday of each month through May, but you may come to one, or more, as you wish. This program is for adults (and teens and older kids with help and supervision) and no signup is needed. Materials and space provided on a first-come basis.

Program is funded by the Kohler Foundation, the Friends of Mead Public Library and the Mead Public Library Foundation.
459-3400, ext. 3422
Location: The Loft