Users must be 18+ to use the Creative Studio. 

11+ may enter with an adult.

All users must have a valid library card from any library.

For more information, contact Cathy at cathyr@byronlibrary.org.

HOURS

The Creative Studio is open during these hours:

  • Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Monday 9:00am-1:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Teens Only: Monday – Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Limited quantities of craft supplies are available for purchase.  See Price Guide below for more information.

3-D PRINTING

3D printing at the library is for learning and entertainment purposes.  Not for commercial use. 

The Creative Studio is home to two Prusa MK3S+ 3D printers.  

 

The Basics

  • Cost: $.10 per gram PLA
  • Print delivery: Within 7-10 business days
  • Print time limit: Maximum of 10 hours per week
  • Print dimensions: 9.84 in. (L) x 8.3 in. (W) x 8.3 in. (H) 

CRICUT MAKER 3

Make making easier with thousands of customizable projects, including cards, T-shirts, mugs, decor – even jewelry!

This is the ultimate smart cutting machine. No design experience required. Works with Design Space app (free).

Limited supplies available for purchase during Creative Studio staffed hours.  Cricut mats and blades available for public use.  

SUBLIMATION PRINTER

Using our Sawgrass sublimation printer for crafting allows you to create customized and vibrant designs on various items like t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, and more.

Create your design (using Canva for example), and print onto a transfer paper using special sublimation ink, and you will be able to heat press it in full color onto any item made from polyester (t-shirts, tea towels) or a “sublimation blank” item that has a polymer-coated surface (coffee mugs, mousepads).

HEAT PRESS

 Discover the power of custom printing at your fingertips. Our top-of-the-line heat press machine is now available for public use! Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, or wanting to create personalized gifts, our heat press has got you covered.

  • Transform plain t-shirts into wearable art.
  • Design your own custom hats for that unique style.
  • Personalize tote bags, making every carry special.

The possibilities are endless, and the process is a breeze!

SEWING MACHINES

Unleash your inner designer with the Brother GX37, your perfect partner for all your sewing adventures! Whether you’re a sewing novice or an experienced crafter, this versatile sewing machine is designed to inspire your creativity.

The Brother GX37 is beginner-friendly and comes with simple controls, making it a breeze for sewing newbies. But it’s also packed with advanced features that seasoned sewists will appreciate.  With 37 built-in stitches, including decorative and utility stitches, you’ll have the flexibility to tackle a variety of projects, from fashion to home decor.

Whether you’re stitching up clothing, crafting quilts, or adding personalized touches to home items, the Brother GX37 empowers you to turn your ideas into beautiful, tangible creations.

Unfortunately, the staff is unable to sew your projects for you.  If you have any questions about our sewing machines, please email Beth at bethm@byronlibrary.org.

 

LAMINATOR

Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a professional, or a creative enthusiast, this sleek and efficient laminator is your go-to tool for safeguarding important papers, photos, and cherished memories.

8.5×11″ pockets available for purchase ($.10 each)

CRAFT SUPPLIES

Calling all creative souls! Dive into a world of endless possibilities with our wide selection of craft supplies. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just discovering your artistic side, we have everything you need to bring your ideas to life.

From paints to paper, yarn to beads, we’ve curated a diverse range of high-quality craft materials to fuel your imagination.  Our supplies are your blank canvas. Explore, experiment, and create to your heart’s content. 

Don’t know what you want to make?  The Creative Studio features a fun, free craft every month.  

 

PHOTO DIGITIZATION EQUIPMENT

Say hello to the future of photo scanning! The Epson FastFoto FF-680W is your key to effortlessly digitizing your treasured photo memories. It’s the ultimate solution for families, history buffs, and anyone who wants to preserve their past in the digital age. The FF-680W is designed for speed, so you can focus on reminiscing, not scanning.  We also have a Epson Perfection V39, perfect for large format scanning, as well as a Kodak Slide N Scan, which will digitize a variety of negative films in varying sizes as well as slides.  

This service is only available when the Creative Studio is staffed, or by appointment.  Staff will get you started, and you take care of the rest!  If you have any questions, please email Cathy at cathyr@byronlibrary.org.

Byron Public Library District
100 S. Washington St.
Byron, IL  61010

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Email: library@byronlibrary.org
Phone: 815-234-5107
Fax: 815-234-5582

The Byron Public Library reserves the right to utilize any and all photographic or video images of its patrons in publications, productions, presentations/displays and on the Web.