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Digital & Maker Services

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The 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.

Curiosity starts here.

LAUNCH PAD

Hours

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

DIGITAL MEDIA LABS

Hours

Monday-Friday 1-7:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-3:30 pm
Sunday 1-3:30 pm

Last reservation for Media Lab appointments is 30 minutes before closing.


THE LAUNCH PAD

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 DMS staff, 847.459.4100, ext. 227
  • Reservations are for one hour; with no more than one reservation per day.
  • A library card is required.
  • Know before you go! Masks are required in the Launch Pad.

If you’d like to get a head start on creating, you can get certified to use the Silhouette vinyl cutter or sewing machines ahead of time by taking our Niche Academy classes.

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MAKER@HOME SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Please fill out the form below to join the list of Maker@Home subscribers. Currently, Maker@Home boxes are only available to ITPLD cardholders. Maker@Home boxes are checked out for two weeks and renewals are not allowed. 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 pick up.

Maker@Home Box

Staff TEch Bytes

Our staff has lots of recommendations to get your creativity flowing. Learn about Launch Pad on the Go Kits, available for ages 14 and older with an ITPLD library card in good standing. Explore amazing tutorials on Creativebug with your ITPLD card.


3D PRINTING

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

Submit a 3D Print Job


Resources

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.

Launch Pad Equipment List These tools are available to use in The Launch Pad. Email dmsforms@itpld.org 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 dmsforms@itpld.org 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

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 course work 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.


VIRTUAL CERTIFICATIONS

Sewing Certification Click here to complete the sewing certification online.

Silhouette Cameo Certification Click here to complete the silhouette cameo certification online.


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 the 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 Convertor
  • Elegato Conversion Kit
  • Film to Digital Convertor
  • iMacs
  • USB SuperDrive
  • Super 8 Conversion Kit

Software Available

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

Materials for sale

  • CDs: $0.25
  • DVD-Rs: $0.25

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.