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Monroe Lions Club Makerspace, Co-op, & Cafe

On Saturday, November 2nd 2019 the library hosted its opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the brand-new Makerspace, Co-Op, and Cafe!

Please register for a small-group class here, or email to contact someone about becoming certified to use the items in the Makerspace. Be on the lookout for additional classes!

What is the Makerspace?

The Makerspace at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is a place where community members can gather to collaborate, create, learn and invent in a safe space using tools and technologies that they may not otherwise have access to. The Makerspace is for educational and entertainment use only.  It is not available for for-profit ventures. Please note: Some items will only be available for library programming.

Who can use it?

Anyone with a library card in good standing in our system.

How can I use these spaces?

Call the Reference Desk at 203-452-2852, or email us at

Is it free?

Mostly, however, there may be a small materials fee.

$0.10 per gram for the Flashforge 3D printer – the exact amount will depend upon the size of the job itself.

$0.25 per button on the Button Maker.

Cricut – cost varies based on material.

The Cricut Mug Press costs $5 per mug.

Brother Embroidery Machine – $0.10 thread per minute

Glowforge material ranges from $10 – $20 per sheet.


The Co-Op & Café

Cozy seating areas, a state-of-the-art coffee & hot-drinks machine, and work areas. Meet up with other members of the community to work on our puzzle, meet with friends for a hot drink at the cafe, or set yourself up to work in comfort solo.

We have snacks available now! All snacks are $2.00 and may be purchased at the front desk. Please note that we are cash-only. Gift cards are also available and may be used for all items in the café. Gift cards are cash-only, but once purchased you never need to bring cash again!