Our Makerspaces

The Gloucester County Library System is proud to offer the MakerStudio@GCLS to give the public access to technology that is not readily accessible. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in the young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM).

Establishing a makerspace supports the GCLS mission, which is to provide welcoming community spaces where people gather to learn, create, and have fun.

Want to learn more or get involved? Check out our MakerStudio@GCLS locations below:

At the Mullica Hill Branch:


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The MakerStudio@GCLS and MakerStudio Jr. were the first of their kind makerspaces in South Jersey. With cutting edge technology such as 3D Printers, virtual reality development kits, a digital media lab, vinyl cutting machine, Arduino microcontrollers, and much more. Stop by and dive into these technologies! For more information, visit the MakerStudio@GCLS page.

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The DesignStudio@GCLS was funded in part by a grant from the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC). This unique space offers hardware and software for music mixing, animation, game design, and more. Check out the fully interactive HP Sprout computer as well the great software offerings like Anime Studio, Sony Acid, Dragonframe, and more! For more information, visit the DesignStudio@GCLS page.

 

At the Glassboro Branch:


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The CreativityStudio@GCLS is our latest addition to the MakerStudio family at the Glassboro Branch Library! The CreativityStudio features a range of creative tools such as a 3D printer and 3D scanner as well as a virtual reality development kit and Leap motion controller. Plus, check out the HUE animation studio, Ozobot Bit 2.0, button making machine, STEM-themed manipulatives, and much more. For more information, visit the CreativityStudio@GCLS page.

 

Did you know?

Did you know there is even more maker fun to be had at GCLS?

How can I use the MakerStudio@GCLS? 

To use the MakerStudio, all Makers must:

  • complete a Maker Agreement form

  • verify his/her identity with valid library card or photo ID

  • All in-county Makers must have a valid library card from a LOGIN consortium member library. Out of county residents must present proper photo ID. 

Are you interested in using the 3D Printer, vinyl cutter, or serger machine? To use these, you must:

  • Participate in mandatory safety training

  • Certification must be completed before they can be used

  • Certification training is scheduled by appointment only. Contact us via email at make@gcls.org to schedule an appointment.

Why a MakerStudio@GCLS?

The MakerStudio@GCLS is the first of its kind in Gloucester County, NJ. Many of the technologies available in the MakerStudio are not accessible anywhere else to the general public. For instance, there is no other place in Gloucester County that provides open access to 3D printing technology.

GCLS will provide a safe and accessible space where anyone in the community can interact, understand, and create using the technologies available in the space. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in the young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM). 

Establishing a Makerspace supports the GCLS mission, which is to provide welcoming community spaces where people gather to learn, create, and have fun.