Lab Central Makerspace

What is Lab Central? | Mission | Labs | Certification Classes | Training Videos

Blue Mic Lab CentralLab Hours at Steele Memorial Library

Summer Tinker Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday: 2:30PM – 7:30PM
Friday: 12:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday: Closed

Digital Media Lab
Available by appointment, during library hours, to eligible library cardholders who have passed certification training. See lab descriptions below for more information about using the Digital Media Lab.

Technology Training Lab
Click here for a schedule of classes.

What is Lab Central?

Lab Central is the name of the CCLD Makerspace, located at Steele Memorial Library. A Makerspace is a place where people come together to learn about technology and crafts from professionals and capable people within their community.

We encourage people from all walks of life to come in to tinker and to find something they love to do. We will be holding regular trainings on different technologies and arts.

Stop by sometime.

Tinker.Broadcast.Create.

Mission Statement

Our goal is:

  • To promote the free and selfless giving of knowledge.
  • To encourage the members of the community to teach and learn without reservation.
  • To maintain a space the community can be proud of.
  • To develop programs that speak to the curiosity of students and citizens.
  • To give experienced peoples every opportunity to pass on their crafts as mentors.
  • To stay true to the impetus of the library model by proliferating ideas and imagination as much as we are able.
  • To use knowledge to better ourselves, our town, our region, and our world.
  • To nurture the creative spirit in people without prejudice or discrimination.
  • To know that mistakes and setbacks are intrinsic to the process of learning.
  • To actively promote projects that invoke multiple disciplines.
  • To tinker, teach, encourage, create, learn, and above all else, to make.

Makerspace Labs

Sewing and 3D PrintingTinker Lab

The Tinker Lab is a place of invention. In this lab patrons are encouraged to use their hands, minds, and tools to create whatever they can imagine!

The Tinker Lab currently houses our 3-D printer, sewing machines, paints, Arduino, electronics, and much more to come!

Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is located on the second floor of the Steele Memorial Library. This is where you can play with different disciplines of broadcast media. This dedicated room houses equipment for Podcasting, greenscreening, YouTubing, voice recording/editing, hi-def video recording/editing, and more!

The Digital Media Lab is available for reservation by eligible cardholders who have passed certification training. During the certification class you will learn how to record and edit video and use a green screen to add background effects. You must have a parent present during certification, if you are under 16. Once you have successfully completed the certification class, you can use the Digital Media Lab at Steele independently. The certification classes take place in our third lab, the Technology Training Lab, or “Tech Lab”.

Technology Training Lab

The Technology Training Lab is a computer lab where you can take courses and learn to use various software and equipment from basic computer classes to 3D Printing software.

Click here for a calendar of upcoming programs taking place in the Technology Training Lab, including our Digital Media Lab Certification courses.

Certification Classes

To schedule a training session for one of our certification classes (see below), please call 607-733-8609 during the Tinker Lab’s open hours, or E-mail us at: labcentral@stls.org.

Digital Media Lab Certification at Steele

Become certified to use the Digital Media Lab. You must have a parent present if you are under 16. Once you have completed the certification class, you can use the Digital Media Lab at Steele independently.

3D Printer Certification at Steele

Become certified in the use of the 3D printers at the Steele Memorial Library MakerSpace. Completion of the certification process will allow you to use the 3D printers independently. Anyone under the age of 16 will be supervised in the use of the 3D printer.

Training Videos

Cricut Explore Cutting Machine