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.
Please welcome Charlie Hokett, NPL's new Technology Supervisor of the iCube Makerspace. Charlie is here to help you navigate all the awesome new technology in the iCube and assist you with creating new projects. Stop by and meet him and our new iCube Makerspace.
iCube staffed hours beginning Monday, August 5:
Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm & 6-8:30pm
Fridays/Saturdays (Alternating), 10am-12pm & 2-5:30pm
Additional staff hours may be available. Please call the Library to inquire for each week.
New To The iCube in November
- Carvey Desktop CNC Machine - Carvey’s fully-enclosed design makes 3D carving clean, quiet, and safe. Combined with Easel, free web-based software by Inventables, you can make your ideas into real objects.
- We have added additional tables to accommodate more creative and hands on equipment.
- iCube Makerspace Book Collection
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Creative Kits Drop-in Workshops
Hand Lettering - with special guest, Lisa Chai
Explore various equipment in the iCube makerspace to create seasonal decorations to make your home festive for the holidays.
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Oct 1