The Livermore Public Library hosts a “Create Lab” at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Saturday. Create Lab is a pop-up makerspace in the Storytime Room that is aimed at children in grades K – 6.

While Create Lab participants can use a variety of tools to create, including a sewing machine at the textiles station, LEDs and batteries at the electricity station, a large wooden creative play station, and much more throughout the year, this summer a wood working area will be added starting Saturday, June 22. The Library will provide materials necessary to create short projects and teach children basic skills. All wood working activities will be performed with hand tools, and the guidance of an adult volunteer. Parents are required to stay with their children during their visit to the Create Lab.

Create Lab is an open learning environment where participants can be creative and take charge of their own learning. A signed waiver is required for all Create Lab participants, including adults and children. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of two children per adult.

The Create Lab was developed with children in grades K – 6 in mind, however all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Participants should be aware that some materials in the Create Lab, such as the sewing machine, hot glue guns, wood working tools, and iron, must be used with care to avoid injury.

Create Lab began as a pilot project in January 2017. Due to its popularity and educational value, the library has made the workshop part of its regular, ongoing services.

Create Lab at the Livermore Public Library is made possible thanks to donations from the Friends of the Livermore Library, an anonymous donation, and the support of volunteers.

For additional information, please contact Nathan Brumley at (925) 373-5572 or njbrumley@livermore.lib.ca.us.