The Makerspace

The Makerspace : Learn. Share. Create

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on the library, the Makerspace is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Learn. Share. Create.

The Makerspace provides access to a wide range of tools and resources and is host to programs and workshops related to making, DIY, and innovation.  The idea behind makerspaces is simple: they are places where people come together to learn about technology, crafts and other kinds of making; to share knowledge and skills with others; and to apply this knowledge and skill by creating things.  Want to play with Lego? Make a prototype of a new invention? Create a robot to help you make your bed? Your imagination is the limit.

Makerspaces are collections of resources: they are spaces filled with technologies, tools and toys, including wrenches and screwdrivers to 3D printers and vinyl cutting machines.

The public may access The Makerspace at GSPL in four ways: planned programming; workshops; free play; and community group times.

Page Contents

Volunteers Needed for the Makerspace!

A happy young woman and a man attending a painting workshop together and having fun.
We are currently seeking volunteers to share their knowledge and skills in The Makerspace for the following areas:
  • Circuitry / Robotics
  • Cosplay
  • Crafting
  • Gaming
  • Indigenous Arts
  • Photography
  • Sound Recording / Editing / Vlogging
  • Sustainable Living
  • Textile Arts (including knitting, crocheting, sewing and sewing machines)
  • Visual Arts

If you are able to volunteer your time and would like to meet like-minded community members to swap knowledge, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Benjamin Smeets at (705) 673-1155 x4756 or email

The Makerspace Tools and Resources

The Makerspace provides access to a wide range of tools and resources.

*Some equipment requires special training before it can be used.

For the most part, the tools and resources found in The Makerspace carry no significant safety considerations.  However, certain pieces of equipment (including power tools, sewing machines, soldering irons, vinyl cutter) require safety training.  Users will also be required to follow safe operating procedures at all times.  Further, all users will be required to read and agree to follow The Makerspace Maker Agreement in order to ensure that all users understand and follow the established safety procedures.

Programs and Workshops

The Makerspace has a wide variety of programs and workshops planned to help you learn, share, and create.  We strive to ensure that all programs and workshops are offered at no cost to the public.  It may be necessary to charge a nominal fee to cover the costs of certain consumables (ie. plastic for 3D printers, vinyl, button-making supplies, etc.).

Check out our Events Calendar for scheduled programs in the Makerspace.