What is The Wave Makerspace?
The Wave Makerspace was established in the summer of 2019, alongside the Teen Room with LSTA grant and Town of Marshfield Funds. Some equipment in The Wave has been purchased with the support of LSTA grant and Ventress Memorial Library Trust funds. The Wave is a Connected Learning space, meaning we provide opportunities for youth and adults to explore creative interests and projects with our Makerspace tools as an informal community of engaged learners, tinkerers, and makers.
Makerspace programs have been in place since before The Wave was established. While local teens have utilized makerspace equipment since then, the pandemic and staffing restraints have made it difficult to move beyond programming. Now we are excited to move onto our drop-in hours phase, where youth and adults (ages 12+) are welcome to come in during Open hours and, with the guidance of a trained teen volunteer or the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian, explore the possibilities and use the available equipment.
We are excited to grow into this next phase for our community as we explore what is possible at the Ventress Memorial Library in The Wave Makerspace.
Updated October, 2021.
What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?
Use High End Maker Equipment
Dabble in Other Hands-On Projects
- Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
- Play with our code-able Robots
- Learn about and record footage on our GoPro!
- Make with our Button Makers, Perler Beads, Hemp Necklace, or Origami supplies!
- Put your knitting and crocheting skills to work with our large selection of yarn or borrow an embroidery hoop to do some stitching!
- Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!
Open hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required! During Open hours, a teen volunteer or a librarian will be on hand to answer questions and explain how to use the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. We also offer one-on-one, hands-on learning opportunities for tweens and teens, and sign-ups to use our iMac. Please note that programs are subject to change. We will do our best to announce any changes as soon as possible on our online calendar.
Do none of the following times work for you? Fill out our Makerspace appointment form and we will be in touch with how we can help you get tinkering!