Visit our new Library Makerspace!
Libraries are known places of learning, exploration, creativity, accessibility and sharing, as demonstrated in our motto of Inform. Inspire. Include = i³ or i-cubed. We are excited to see NPL’s iCube makerspace be a physical extension of these traits. In this fun, new space, visitors are encouraged to play, explore and try a variety of equipment and resources.
Introducing... a new iCube makerspace book collection as well as drop-in workshop kits. Not sure what to do in the iCube? Pick up a Creative Kit. Each kit contains a self-guided make and take experience that appeals to beginners and experienced makers alike. New kits will be introduced periodically.
Also new... are subscriptions to CreativeBug
, a go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos, as well as Vidcode
, a research-backed computer science curriculum and coding platform for tweens and teens.
The iCube allows for 13 people to utilize the room at one time. First come, first served.
and iCube Procedures
for using the space.
Beginning July 23, the iCube Supervisor’s hours:
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Thursdays, 10-1 pm
Please contact us through email
for questions and to schedule an appointment with iCube staff.
The iCube makerspace is where the Novi community can come together to explore, play, create, and share their skills and talents. We strive to foster not just creativity but also collaboration and community ties, and so we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help make the iCube a vital and vibrant space.
As a member of our Talent Team you can share a skill or interest. Some examples are digital media creation, textiles and fiber arts, sewing & quilting, woodworking, paper-crafts, fine art-making, as well as daily-life skills like sewing zippers and hems or attaching a button, fixing a bike tire, or re-wiring a lamp. If you are interested in joining our Talent Team, contact us at email@example.com
The equipment in the iCube fall into 3 usage categories:
- Green = can be used without supervision for DIY projects
- Yellow = Please use during staffed hours assistance with set-up
- Red = requires an appointment with a staff member
The equipment listed below can be used without supervision for DIY Projects
Other than purchasing button making kits, users of the iCube must bring their own materials. For recommended materials, please refer to websites and online product guides for the equipment in the iCube.
The equipment listed below is to be used only during iCube staffed hours for assistance with set-up
| Dremel rotary tool with workstation
Cuttlelola Dotspen - An electric drawing pen that lets you create dot-based artwork.
The equipment listed below requires an appointment with a staff member