Imaginarium Makerspace

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What Will You Make Today?

The Imaginarium is a free, hands-on community makerspace offering tools, classes and an open workspace to experiment with and learn a variety of skills in science, technology, arts and crafts. 

Equipment is available for use during Open Studio and classes. Visit the second-floor Service Desk to use equipment and materials outside of program times.

Adults and teens (grades 6 and up).

Yes, access is always free. 

Here's what's available: AccuCut Dies (View the List), AccuQuilt (View the List), Sewing Machines, 3D Printing (LulzBot), Silhouette Cameo, and Digital Media (VHS Conversion/Image scanning). 

  • Yes, the room is can be reserved for clubs, groups, meetings and tours. Reservations can be made online or by calling 920-459-3400
  • Use of the room will be limited to 15 people maximum, but only one person per station.

Imaginarium users will need to be trained and badged on the equipment before using the equipment outside of scheduled programs.  Schedule your badging appointment here, or call 920-459-3400 x2022.

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Open Studio

Open Studio is available to adults and teens (6th grade and up). Learn to 3D print, precision cut, die cut fabric, sew and much more. Or, bring your own project to work on while you connect with other makers.

  • Every Wednesday: 4-6 p.m. (open to adults and teens)
  • Second & Fourth Wednesdays: 2:30-4 p.m. (teens only)
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Events & Classes

The Imaginarium offers weekly workshops and events featuring guided instruction in arts, crafts, science and technology. Check out the library events calendar for the most up to-date information.

Our ongoing programs include:

  • Make It @ Mead - Craft class for ages 8 and up
  • Sunday Crafternoon - Craft projects for adults
  • Teen Makers - Drop-in maker time for teens
  • Book to Art Club - Explore literature through discussion and hands-on projects

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Equipment in the Imaginarium was funded by the Kohler Foundation, the Friends of Mead Public Library, the Mead Public Library Foundation and MilliporeSigma. The Digital Media Lab is part of the makerspace, and that equipment was funded by the Green Bay Packers Community Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (via a Library Services and Technology Act grant), and the Mead Public Library Foundation.