November 16, 2020 - Library Puts Makerspace Tools to Use this Holiday Season

November 16, 2020
For Immediate Release

Library Puts Makerspace Tools to Use this Holiday Season

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase across the county, Marshall County Public Library continues to find creative and innovative ways to best serve its community.

Most recently, the library has implemented a new program that will not only provide staff with the opportunity for a training exercise, but make holiday gifting a little easier for some patrons.

Using the new laser cutter in the library’s Makerspace, staff will create custom cutting boards for a limited number of patrons who provide their own wooden cutting board and recipe or image.

“With our services being limited throughout the year, I’m glad patrons will get a chance to see what some of the equipment in the Makerspace is capable of doing,” said Digital Media Coordinator Nick Adams. “Custom cutting boards are a good example of what they will eventually be able to come in and make themselves.” 

Although quality is not guaranteed as it is a practice exercise for staff being trained on new equipment, the library intends to have all cutting boards finished just in time for Christmas.

In addition to a laser cutter, the Makerspace in the new Benton branch location also includes equipment such as sewing machines, a vinyl cutter, a heat press, a large laminator and a variety of other hand tools for the public to use once the library resumes regular hours and services.

The limit is one cutting board and recipe/image per patron, and all boards must be made of wood and delivered to the Benton library branch no later than November 24. At this time, all spots have been reserved but if you would like more information about the cutting board program, call the library at 270-527-9969.