San Mateo County Libraries Makerspaces

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

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Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

BRI Grand Celebration - Oct 23 2021 (21) (1)

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2020 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

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The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore.  

We are pleased to be working with Mark Schatz (the architect for Millbrae Library) from ELS Urban and Design Architecture, the City of Millbrae, and our Millbrae Library staff to transition the former computer lab into an exciting new Makerspace. In addition to including the equipment and tools found at all our Makerspaces, Millbrae library will offer more digital art, tech instruction, and hands-on experiences for seniors.

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Makermobile Concept Image

We are excited that our first zero-emission, all-electric Makermobile will arrive in San Mateo County within the year. Working closely with our partners Phoenix Motorcars and San Mateo County, the Makermobile will bring traveling maker programs to our library branches that don't have physical makerspaces and throughout the county to support community activities.

The Makermobile will have 3 movable carts – a program cart, a tool cart, and an equipment cart. Equipment will include a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, laptops, iPads, a 3D printer and more!

A diverse array of maker activities will be available to encourage making, ignite a growth mindset through trial and error processes, create transformative experiences, and teach timeless skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, design thinking, creativity, and curiosity.

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

atherton_BR09429

Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

BRI Grand Celebration - Oct 23 2021 (21) (1)

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2020 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

BR0_3510

The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore.  

We are pleased to be working with Mark Schatz (the architect for Millbrae Library) from ELS Urban and Design Architecture, the City of Millbrae, and our Millbrae Library staff to transition the former computer lab into an exciting new Makerspace. In addition to including the equipment and tools found at all our Makerspaces, Millbrae library will offer more digital art, tech instruction, and hands-on experiences for seniors.

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Makermobile Concept Image

We are excited that our first zero-emission, all-electric Makermobile will arrive in San Mateo County within the year. Working closely with our partners Phoenix Motorcars and San Mateo County, the Makermobile will bring traveling maker programs to our library branches that don't have physical makerspaces and throughout the county to support community activities.

The Makermobile will have 3 movable carts – a program cart, a tool cart, and an equipment cart. Equipment will include a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, laptops, iPads, a 3D printer and more!

A diverse array of maker activities will be available to encourage making, ignite a growth mindset through trial and error processes, create transformative experiences, and teach timeless skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, design thinking, creativity, and curiosity.

MAKERSPACES

Everyone is a Maker

Providing spaces for our communities to learn by making

Please read our Makerspace Master Plan, created with our partner Gyroscope. 

Learning through making in the library embodies our brand tagline Open for Exploration and extends this spirit by transforming our libraries from places that collect innovative materials to places that inspire our communities to create innovative materials.

MAKERSPACE LOCATIONS

Stop by these locations and explore for yourself what each unique Makerspace has to offer. Most equipment requires reserving a time slot for use. Visit our Tools & Equipment page, opens a new window to reserve your time slot and discover what you can create!

atherton_BR09429

Our newest Makerspace opened with our new Atherton Library and includes our first state-of-the-art Digital Lab and Memory Lab!

Brisbane Library

BRI Grand Celebration - Oct 23 2021 (21) (1)

The Makerspace at Brisbane Library opened in October 2020 complete with 3D printers, a Glowforge laser cutter, sewing machines, virtual reality, GoPro kits and more. 

Half Moon Bay Library

BR0_3510

The first of our Makerspaces opened with the new Half Moon Bay Library in August 2018 showcasing a collaborative workspace, with cutting-edge technology, sewing machines, and much more.

MAKERSPACES IN THE MAKING

Foster City Library

We are pleased to be working with Brad Cox, Architect, Inc., the City of Foster City, and our Foster City Library staff to renovate the teen room into a Makerspace for the Foster City community that is a dedicated, flexible workspace with the latest technology, equipment, and tools - to ignite their imagination to explore.  

We are pleased to be working with Mark Schatz (the architect for Millbrae Library) from ELS Urban and Design Architecture, the City of Millbrae, and our Millbrae Library staff to transition the former computer lab into an exciting new Makerspace. In addition to including the equipment and tools found at all our Makerspaces, Millbrae library will offer more digital art, tech instruction, and hands-on experiences for seniors.

MAKERS ON THE MOVE

Makermobile Concept Image

We are excited that our first zero-emission, all-electric Makermobile will arrive in San Mateo County within the year. Working closely with our partners Phoenix Motorcars and San Mateo County, the Makermobile will bring traveling maker programs to our library branches that don't have physical makerspaces and throughout the county to support community activities.

The Makermobile will have 3 movable carts – a program cart, a tool cart, and an equipment cart. Equipment will include a Glowforge Pro laser cutter, laptops, iPads, a 3D printer and more!

A diverse array of maker activities will be available to encourage making, ignite a growth mindset through trial and error processes, create transformative experiences, and teach timeless skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, design thinking, creativity, and curiosity.

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