Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.
CreativeBug offers arts and crafts workshops and techniques, featuring over 1000 online art and craft classes and videos. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Watch classes anytime, anywhere; and since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. You must be a Peters Township Public Library cardholder to use this service.
The Peters Township Public Library opened its first MakerSpace over 10 years ago and has worked hard to add new equipment to the space as community interests grow.
All self-service equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, though we ask that you limit use to one-hour per visit unless you’ve made prior arrangements. Please review the list below to see which equipment is self-service.
Some equipment does require a staff member to operate and therefore can only be used when a qualified staff member is present. If you’d like to use a machine requiring staff supervision or you need assistance learning self-service equipment, please make an appointment by emailing us here.
The MakerSpace is available for use during the library’s normal hours. The MakerSpace will be closed, however, during large library programs or when classes are scheduled. We ask that you finish up any projects you are working on 30 minutes prior when the library closes.
Our self-service equipment includes:
*please note: for projects using custom designs, the embroidery machine requires a .jef file stored on a low capacity USB drive. The Library cannot convert other file types or create custom designs in this format.
The equipment requiring staff assistance includes:
Cricut Maker 3
*Some of the equipment have supply costs associated with using the machines.
MakerBot Replicator Desktop (5th Generation) 3D Printer*
In order to spread creativity and the joy of making, the PTPL 2nd Floor MakerSpace has several items that you can check out and take home!
Please note that while you can request these items from the WAGGIN catalog, they can only be checked out from/returned to the Peters Township Public Library.
In order to help you make the most of these tools, we created some tutorials that may help! Click the View Tutorial link below any of the items to find out more.
Our take-home equipment includes:
Offers more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.
Canva is a free graphic design program for creating any type of visual documents, such as flyers, bookmarks, cards and more! It is used by non-designers as well as professionals, and with it's drag-and-drop approach, can be used to create both web and print media design and graphics.
The Ozobot Playground allows you to play, create, and code your Ozobot robot in two different ways—screen-free with custom Color Codes, made with markers and paper, or connected with the OzoBlockly online coding editor.
Thingiverse is the world's largest 3D printing community with millions of free downloadable 3D models. Browse through other people's designs and modify them to suit your needs. You can even upload your own modifications or new designs to share with others.
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn an idea into a CAD model and easily export the file for use on a 3D printer. Create a free account today. If you're new to 3D, try the built-in lessons to get started! If you're an old-hand, just jump right in and start drafting!
POWER Library and its databases are made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.