What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. A Makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a Makerspace. If you have cardboard, Legos and art supplies you’re in business.

IRAL’s new Makerspace provides hands-on experiences that encourage innovation, creativity, and exploration. Our Makerspace is filled with a variety of crafting and art materials, including a sewing machine for patron use. The Makerspace is always growing with new materials, so check back often as we build our new creative space. We will also hold classes in this room, so if you have a class you would like to request or you would like to teach a class yourself, please fill out the corresponding form below.

Read Makerspace policies and/or rent the room here.

Request a class

Teach a class

Makerspace Tools & Equipment

  • Cricut Machine
  • Sewing Machine
  • 3D Printer