Digital & Maker Services


YouTube LogoThe Launch Pad and Digital Media Labs are your spaces to explore, play, create and collaborate. Embark on a journey of discovery and possibility through hands-on learning where all you need is your imagination.

Monday-Friday 1-8 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm

The last reservation for Media Lab appointments is 30 minutes before closing.



Schedule a one-hour appointment in the Launch Pad. You can earn an independent working certificate on the embroidery machine, get help with a laser or 3D printing project, or just create and play with exploration kits.

  • Reservations can be made online on the website or by calling staff, at 847.459.4100, ext. 277.
  • Reservations are for one hour; with no more than one reservation per WEEK.
  • A library card is required.




Launch Pad Brochure


Are you participating in the 2023 Stitch Along? Share your progress pictures through the form linked below. 

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All spots are full and registration is now closed.

Maker@Home Subscription Boxes are a great opportunity to check out and take home a box filled with supplies you’ll need for a special craft. A new project will debut in January, April, June, September, and November.

To join the list of Maker@Home subscribers fill out the form linked below. Maker@Home boxes are available to ITPLD and reciprocal cardholders. These boxes check out for two weeks with no renewals. Items in the box that must be returned will be indicated on the box inventory. You may be charged a replacement fee for items that are not returned. You will be notified when your box is available for pickup.


Use this form to send your 3D print job file. A registered library card in good standing is required.



Craftsy through Hoopla A video library of projects for bakers, designers, sewers, knitters, and more.

Creativebug A video library of tutorials for DIY crafters, creators, and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.

Lerner Maker Lab Kid friendly projects, crafts, and recipes using commonly available household supplies.

Launch Pad Equipment List These tools are available to use in The Launch Pad. Email if you have questions about specific items on the list.

Preferred Materials List If you’d like to use your own material in one of our machines, it must be approved by a Launch Pad staff member before you arrive. Email for approval and more information.

Launch Pad Supplies List Free supplies are available for ITPLD library members, as well as reciprocal members with cards in good standing. Members are limited to 2 items each week taken from the Supplies List. The week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

3D Print Information

Laser Cutter Information

Silhouette Cameo Information

Suggested Vendor List

LinkedIn Learning Learn technology and creative skills with over 700 course subjects including photography, illustration, 3D animation, video and graphic design. Adobe Creative Suite coursework includes

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premier Pro
  • InDesign
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Lightroom
  • Cinema 4D

Launch Pad on the Go

Finish your projects at home by checking out one of these kits. Available for ages 14 and older with an ITPLD library card in good standing. Two-week check-out.


Sewing Tutorial Click here to view the sewing machine tutorial.

Silhouette Cameo Tutorial Click here to view the silhouette cameo tutorial.

Digital Media Labs

Make a Reservation

Explore the Sound Lab, Video Editing Lab and Archival Station for your creative projects.

Reservations and Room Use

  • Ages 9 years and older.
  • Registered library card required (ITPLD card or another library card that is registered in our library).
  • Reserve a room for up to three hours up to seven days in advance in person or online.
  • Reservations must be made at least 30 minutes before closing time.
  • The Digital Media Labs remain unlocked during open hours. Take your belongings if you leave the room at any time during your reservation.

Equipment Available

  • Microphones
  • Headphones
  • Mic Stands
  • Camcorders
  • Tripods
  • MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • Green Screen Wall
  • WhisperRoom Sound Booth
  • 12 Channel Sound Mixer
  • iRig (2)
  • Epson Flatbed Scanner
  • VHS to Digital Converter
  • Elgato Converter
  • Tabletop Sound Shield
  • XLR & Electric Instrument Cables
  • Archival Quality Scanner
  • Analog to Digital Converter
  • Elegato Conversion Kit
  • Film to Digital Converter
  • iMacs
  • USB SuperDrive
  • Super 8 Conversion Kit

Software Available

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Logic Cut Pro
  • GarageBand


Free CD and DVD supplies are available for ITPLD library members, as well as reciprocal members with cards in good standing. Members are limited to 2 items each week taken from the Supplies List. The week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

File Storage

All created content must be saved or exported at the end of a session. Files can’t be stored on the computers in the Digital Media Labs for longer than the duration of a reservation.