Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library

MakerSpace at the Main Library

The new MakerSpace at the Main Library in downtown Riverside celebrated its grand opening on June 7, 2016. The Riverside Public Library Foundation raised more than $80,000 through its 2015 Annual Campaign, Make, Create, Innovate to cover the cost of all MakerSpace technology, furnishings and artwork.

MakerSpace is a “do-it-yourself” area where library customers can use computers, innovative software, crafts and other high-tech tools to create everything from jewelry to business tools to art. The MakerSpace is the outcome of great vision, collaboration and community engagement.

The MakerSpace at the Main Library is equipped with a sound recording studio, a collaborative media table, iMac’s and Mac Books, Legos, Kinex, LittleBits, Squishy Circuits, Makey Makey kits, and a 3D printer that was funded by a $6,500 donation from five area Rotary Clubs. Such printers have been used to make everything from toys to prosthetic limbs. Soon, a Glowforge, a 3D Laser Printer, will be added. The Glowforge can cut easily designed images and patterns into everything from leather to chocolate! All Makerspace tools were selected for their ability to be used by customers that are new to technology as well as those who are more advanced.

MakerSpace Hours:

Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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