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:
- 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:
- Visit their website: urbanafreelibrary.org/about-teen-open-lab
And then come meet them at the Heartland Maker Fest!