Makerspace: The Sandbox




Our makerspace is now called The Sandbox and our motto is: Explore. Create. Do.

We are located in the Information Services Department of the library where the old computer lab used to be. In The Sandbox, you’ll find a 3D printer, art supplies of all kinds, jewelry making supplies, electronic circuitry boards, and so much more.


  • Monday-Thursday- 2:00-8:00 PM
  • Saturdays-1:00-4:30 PM


The Sandbox is open to patrons is grades 6 through 12 and adults.  Patrons in grades K-5 may attend programs with Miss Garnet.

September Programs: September Sandbox Calendar PDF


Art Programs

  • Thursdays-Open Art-Stop in any time to use our art supplies
    • 2:00pm-8:00pm
    • Grades 6-12

Learn How to 3D Print

  • Wednesdays in August
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Grades 6-12

3D Printing Certification-All patrons must be certified before they may use the 3D printer independently.

How Do I Get Certified?

  • Attend a 3D certification class that begins in October

A staff member will show participants how to use the 3D printer available at the Zion-Benton Public Library’s makerspace – including: how to prepare a 3D design file for print; how to use the equipment properly and safely; reviewing the rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer.

  • October 23, 2017 @4-5pm
  • November 18, 2017 @2-3pm
  • November 23, 2017 @4-5pm
  • After attending one class, patrons must make an appointment with the makerspace staff to learn how to design a print.