The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. 3D printing, music making and recording, reading, drawing, crafting, film-making, gaming, or just hanging out–the Teen Open Lab has something for everyone!

We really love their mission and the type of community space they strive to create. As described by them:

The Teen Open Lab is…

  • A  teen directed space that pro
    motes creativity, peer instruction, and community building.
  • A safe place for afterschool activities and access to creation technology.
  • A place for teens to meet library partners and participate in community wide projects.
  • A mini fablab/makerspace.

And the list of activities they are able to provide is in their library space is quite impressive:

Activities/ Stations

  • Mini FabLab/Makerspace-Make stuff! We have 3D printers, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, electronics, etc.
  • AV production– Record music, make videos, edit photos, and more.
  • Digital Art– Use graphics tablets, scanners and software to make art.
  • Games– Board games, WII, Playstation 2.

To learn more about them online:

And then come meet them at the Heartland Maker Fest!