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)

Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit – Reservation Required
(Studio Equipment Usage Guidelines)

3D Scanner - Reservation RequiredPodcasting equipment – Reservation Required
Large format flatbed scannerAdobe Creative suite
Thermal laminator*CyberDirector video editing software
ScanNCut machineDreamweaver CC
Button makers*Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Apple computersMicrosoft Office 365 for Apple computers
High end PCsArduino starter kits
Surface ProsCircuit Scribe Maker kit
Professional inkjet photo printer*Makey Makey Invention kit
Digital video converters which you can use to convert your VHS to DVDs

*Fee applied

Digital Media Lab & Makerspace Fees
Epson Inkjet Printer Per Page
4x6 & 5x7 - $1.00
8x10 & 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.

Laminator
All sizes - $.15 per thermal pouch

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

Featured Programs

Tinkering Club
Calling all inventors, builders, creators, makers and tinkerers. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to collaborate with others and build something new and exciting. Follow along with the guided project or work on your own! Our innovative platforms, including Makey Makey, Circuit Scribe, Ozobots, Little Bits, Arduino, Scratch and more, will be available for you to learn, create, and share.  We are excited to offer a NEW Tinkering Kit including Brackitz, Buddha Board, 3Dux LED Kit, Turing Tumble, Paper Circuits, Chromebooks, iPads, and Silhouette Cameo.  Many thanks to the Bureau of Library Development, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the PA Department of Education for the new kit.
Each meeting is designed for different age groups.  No registrations needed. 
For All Ages: Sunday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≤ 8: Sunday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, February 23, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≤ 8: Sunday, March 22, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≤ 8: Sunday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Grades ≥ 9: Sunday, June 28, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library

Winter Snowflake Gift Box with ScanNCut
Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Struble Room, Chester County Library

Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut die cut machine to create custom décor for your home. In this class, we will make a decorative Holiday/Winter Snowflake gift box. This can be used for holiday gift cards, or small keepsakes, or a candy box for use in your home/office, or to give as a gift to a loved one. The ScanNCut machine is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area. After this class, you can use the techniques you learned to bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine.
All materials for this class are provided without fees. Attendees must be 18 years or older. Registraion required.

Valentine’s Day Treat Box with ScanNCut

Monday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to create a Valentine’s Day treat box for use in your home/office, or to give to someone special. We will also demonstrate the ScanNCut Die Cut machine that is available for use in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area. After this class, you can bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create your own paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine. All materials for this class are provided without fees.  Attendees must be 18 Years or older. Registration Required.

We are excited to announce that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have arrived at the library. Join us to experience these VR and AR events! No registration needed. First come, first serve.  The VR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Chester County Library Trust. The AR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Friends of Chester County Library.
Experience VR and AR @ Your Library
Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, January 8, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester Counyt Library