Innovation Station — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Innovation Station

Welcome to Wilton Library’s new Innovation Station!

 The objective of the Innovation Station is to develop a creative area which is designed for patrons who wish to learn new skills, exchange ideas, collaborate and create items such as robotic devices,prototypes and even quilts.  Our Innovation Station is part of the latest and perhaps fastest growing trend in public libraries and communities (also known as Maker Spaces).  In keeping with this movement, libraries are evolving from places that not only house materials, but also into places where people can work, experiment and have access to appropriate resources and tools.  Our Innovation Station will expand the ways in which our library supports and provides lifelong learning within our community.

The Innovation Station concept is particularly applicable to Wilton Library as our library’s mission is to be a “gateway to discovery” – an avenue for patrons to discover, be informed, inspired and to connect with others.

Among the many benefits of our Innovation Station is promoting hands-on active learning, nurturing peer-to-peer training, creating and sharing resources and knowledge, thinking creatively, acquiring new skills, giving everyone the opportunity to explore new technologies and helping them to determine whether to pursue further studies or careers.  It also encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning.

Read more in our Frequently Asked Questions flyer.

Initial funding for the Innovation Station was provided by the Shoff Foundation.

Innovation Station Sessions – October 2014

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Intro to 3D Printing (demo style) 10/5 & 12: 2 – 3 pm 10/20: 10 – 11 am 10/9: 6 – 7 pm
Intro to Electronic Sewing 10/26: 2 – 3 pm 10/22: 10 – 11 am

6 – 7 pm

Intro to Digital Scanning (NEW) 10/19: 2 – 3 pm 10/28: 10 – 11 am 10/29: 10 – 11 am
Intro to Soldering (NEW) 10/6: 10 – 11 am 10/14: 6 – 7 pm
Intro to Die Cutting(NEW) 10/30: 10 – 11 am 10/17: 10 – 11 am
Intro to Quilting(NEW) 10/1, 15 & 11/12 (all 3): 10 am – noon
Teen Open Session(NEW) 10/1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 4 – 5:30 pm
Robotics Team Meetings Tuesdays through January: 3 – 6 pm Fridays through January: 3 – 6 pm
For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshops.  Space is limited. One on One Sessions by appointment only.  To schedule a VHS-DVD conversion, 3D Level 2 or Sewing Level 2 session, email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org. PC and I-Mac for editing and web design also available by appointment (email: innovation@wiltonlibrary.org). Registration required for all sessions. Please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for more details.

Innovation Station Sessions – September 2014

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Intro to 3D Printing (demo style) 9/7 & 9/142 – 3 pm 9/810 – 11 am 9/186 – 7 pm
3D Printing Level 2 (1 on 1)
Email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org to schedule
(must have attended intro to 3D Printing)
9/16 & 9/236 – 7 pm 9/17 & 9/2410 – 11 am 9/411 – noon
VHS to DVD Conversion (1 on 1)
Email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org to schedule 
9/154 – 6 pm9/2910 – noon 9/106 – 8 pm 9/44 – 6 pm
Intro to Electronic Sewing (demo style) 9/21 & 9/282 – 3 pm 9/15 & 9/2210 – 11 am
Electronic Sewing (1 on 1)
Email innovation@wiltonlibrary.org to schedule
9/81 – 2 pm9/156 – 7 pm 9/210 – 11 am 9/310 – 11 am 9/116 – 7 pm
Intro to Digital Scanning(demo style)(NEW) 9/291 – 2 pm 9/161 – 2 pm9/306 – 7 pm
Intro to Soldering (NEW) 9/224 – 5 pm 9/96 – 7 pm 9/1811 – noon
Teen Open Session(NEW) 9/3, 10, 17 & 243 – 6 pm
Robotics Team Meetings Tuesdays through January3 – 6 pm Fridays through January 3 – 6 pm
For ages 13 – 113. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.Please bring the completed form to the workshops.  Space is limited.One on One Sessions by appointment only (please email:innovation@wiltonlibrary.org). PC and iMac for editing and web design also available by appointment (email: innovation@wiltonlibrary.org). Registration required for all sessions.