MakerStudio

About the MakerStudio

The MakerStudio is Library space dedicated for exploring, creating, inventing, tinkering and learning hands-on!  

All of the supplies are free for library users, but we ask that you use supplies only in the MakerStudio, share supplies with others, and clean your workstation when you are done!

MakerStudio Features

Ellison Die Cut with tower of die cut shapes and paper

Die Cutting Station

The Library houses a collection of die cuts to enhance everything from scrapbooks to classroom bulletin boards! We have 2 Sizzix and 1 Ellison Die Cut machine. You may use our paper or bring your own!

Shelves in MakerStudio with various craft supplies

Craft Supplies

Let the Library provide puff balls, googly eyes, stampers, Washi tape, cardstock, and more!  You do the heavy lifting when it comes to creative craft ideas!

Yarn, fabric, knitting, and crochet needles

Knitting, Crochet, and Textiles

Knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, pom-pom makers, felt, fabric, and more are available for your use. (Pro tip: Just outside the MakerStudio in the Non-Fiction stacks, you’ll find knitting and crochet tutorial books for checkout! Look for 746.432 for knitting and 746.434 for crochet!)

Various upcycled materials including CD discs, bottle caps, paper bags and egg cartons

Upcycled Materials and Bits & Pieces

From egg cartons, to glass jars, to magazines, and other odds ‘n ends, there is plenty of recycled material for you to make into new creations!

Legos, Magnetic Tiles, Squigz, and K'Nex

Construction and Engineering

Design a cardboard bridge, try your hand at snap circuits, or play with keva blocks, magnet tiles, and Legos to engage your mind!

Librarian and children playing together and placing hands on their heads

MakerStudio Pop-Ups and Family Playtimes

We take the MakerStudio on the go, so look for fun crafting and exploring in a variety of spots around the Library at different programs for all ages!

MakerStudio Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art for Wellness Workshop

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Open
Registration
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Led by art therapists from the Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective, this series explores the connection between creativity and well-being. In the March introductory session, participants will explore well-being by creating a collage incorporating sym...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Maker Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us the 3rd Monday of every month for an Adult Maker Night! For ages 18+ only. Registration is required as class space is limited.

This month we will be making embroidered flower magnets. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Tolkien Reading Day - Pop-Up Crafts

All Day
Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Families
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in the Makerstudio! We'll have Lord of the Rings-inspired crafts available for all ages! Drop by anytime all day during open Library hours. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Maker Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us the 3rd Monday of every month for an Adult Maker Night! For ages 18+ only. Registration is required as class space is limited.

This month we will be making a felt succulent wreath. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Maker Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us the 3rd Monday of every month for an Adult Maker Night! For ages 18+ only. Registration is required as class space is limited.

This month we will be making a mini clay planter. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Maker Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: MakerStudio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required

Join us the 3rd Monday of every month for an Adult Maker Night! For ages 18+ only. Registration is required as class space is limited.