Digital Media Lab and Makerspace

In 2016, the Chester County Library received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.  With this grant, the Jacobs Technology Center has expanded its services to include a Digital Media Lab and Makerspace (DMLM).

Reservations are recommended to use the DMLM equipment.  Fees are required for the use of some equipment.  For more details and information, or to make your reservation, please contact the John W. Jacobs Technology Center at 610.280.2666.

Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Equipment and software applications include the following:
3D Printer* (3D Printing Procedures and Guidelines)
3D Scanner - Reservation Required
Large format flatbed scanner
Thermal laminator*
Scan-N-Cut machine
Button makers*
Apple computers
High end PCs
Surface Pros
Professional inkjet photo printer*
Digital video converters which you can convert your VHS to DVDs
Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit – Reservation Required (Studio Equipment Usage Guidelines)
Podcasting equipment – Reservation Required
Adobe Creative suite
CyberDirector video editing software
Dreamweaver CC
Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Microsoft Office 365 for Apple computers
Arduino starter kits
Circuit Scribe Maker kit
Makey Makey Invention kit
 
*Fee applied

Digital Media Lab & Makerspace Fees
Epson Inkjet Printer Per Page
4x6 & 5x7 - $1.00
8.5 x 11 - $1.50
11 x 17 - $2.00
13 x 19 - $2.50
*No personal paper please

3D Printer
Printing starts at $3.00 with $.50 for each additional 10 grams, with all
weights rounded up.
0 to 9.99 g - $3.00
10 to 19.99g - $3.50
20 to 29.99g - $4.00
30 to 39.99g - $4.50
40 to 49.99g - $5.00
50 to 59.99g - $5.50
60 to 69.99g - $6.00
70 to 79.99g - $6.50
80 to 89.99g - $7.00
90 to 99.99g - $7.50
100 to 109.99g - $8.00
etc.

Laminator
All sizes - $.15 per thermal pouch

Pins
2 1/4" - $.25 per button


Featured Programs

Make It at Your Library
Friday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us in celebrating the National Week of Making to create and make your own Father's Day cards and buttons.  Learn how to crochet, and more!
Attendees must be 6 years or older.

STEM @ Your Library

Make it with Makey Makey
Tuesday, June 12, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Friday, June 22, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, Juley 31, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to explore basic electronics. Create circuits and switches, light up LEDs, and invent something out of the everyday objects around you. Have you ever wanted to make a working game controller out of play doh, or a banana piano? Makey Makey is a small kit that allows anyone to be an inventor!
Attendees must be between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

Circuit Scribe
Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, August 15, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Learn to use the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen to draw your own circuit.
Attendees must be 8 years or older.

Arduino
Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Arduino is an open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. In this workshop, you will learn the overview of Arduino system. Use an Arduino starter kit to create and build a project.
Attendees Must be 16 Years or older.

Coding Events

Binary Bracelets

Tuesday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Use your birthday or your initials to generate a bead pattern based on binary.
Attendees Must be 6 Years or order.

Minecraft Coding
Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Thursday, June 14, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Thursday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Thursday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Minecraft, the popular video game, can also be used to learn coding. You will learn how to code by using Redstone, Minecraft’s version of electrical wiring.
Attendees Must be 9 Years or order.