The Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library has a unique space designed to connect patrons with new and emerging technology to build, design, craft, and create. The space is available by appointment only. For an appointment, contact the programming team at programming@crlibrary.org.

Funding for the Maker Room is generously provided by The Giacoletto Foundation.

Equipment Available 

glowforge laser cutter

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Create patterns and designs by cutting and etching into materials such as wood, paper, and acrylic.

Prusa 3-dimensional printer

Prusa MK3S+ 3D Printer: Create three dimensional objects layer by layer using a computer-created design.

Cricut Maker Cutting Machine

Cricut Maker 3 Cutting Machine: Computer-controlled cutting plotter, used for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric, and more.

button makers sitting on a table

American Button Machines Button Maker: Create high-quality pinback metal buttons.