This week’s post is from the Greene County Public Library’s Innovation and Makerspace Manager, Cara Kouse. We’re excited to welcome this new makerspace to the region, and the Dayton Mini Maker Faire team will be at their grand opening celebration this Tuesday!

Start with a spark by using the Greene County Public Library’s brand new makerspace—Spark Place.


Spark Place is located on the second floor of the Xenia Community Library.

What can you do in Spark Place?

Just about anything. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to record a podcast or lay down a music track, Spark Place has a fully equipped sound booth. The makerspace also has photography and video recording and editing capabilities. If you enjoy working with textiles, Spark Place has sewing, embroidery, and serger machines. For those more inclined toward engineering and design, the makerspace boasts a CNC mill, CNC router, 3D printers, and a vinyl printer. Additionally, soldering and hot air rework stations are available as well as some hand tools.

When can I use Spark Place?

Spark Place will be hosting a grand opening on April 11 from 3-6. Spark Place staff members will be available to help with all types of projects, from prototyping for small businesses to assisting with school projects. Regular hours of operation will be 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The library is also planning to circulate maker kits to use in programs offered at each of its seven community locations. Makerspace programs will be available at all of the Greene County Library locations starting in June.


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