The Thomas T. Adams, Esq. Innovation Station is Wilton Library’s Makerspace. Makerspaces are a growing trend in libraries and communities throughout the country. They are places designed for people to learn new skills, exchange ideas, test out state-of-the-art technologies, collaborate, and create items such as robotic devices, prototypes, and even quilts. The Innovation Station encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning while giving people access to resources and tools which promote creativity, hands-on learning, and peer-to-peer training.
3d Printers from Lulzbot and MakerBot for prototyping and production
Choose from our collection of preset patterns and embroider a Chef's apron, handkerchief, and more
Cut out intricate shapes from paper, cardboard, or vinyl. Iron on or even etch into glass!
Who can use the Innovation Station?
The room is available for 7th graders through adults of all ages and 6th grade students accompanied by an adult (age 21+) certified on the same equipment. You’ll need to have a valid Connecticut library card registered with the Wilton Library and complete an Innovation Station User Agreement Form.
Is there a charge?
All training sessions are free, however we do charge a nominal fee for materials purchased for certain projects (for example, DVDs, aprons, napkins, jewelry trays, tumblers, etc.). After you’re certified, you can bring your own materials to work with or purchase supplies from us.
There is usage fee for both the Janome embroidery machine and Cricut die cutter. This fee will help us to cover subscription and maintenance costs, thread, needles, stabilizer, cutting mats, and blades. You can pay as you go ($5 for a two-hour time slot) or purchase a $40 pass for 10 two-hour sessions.
How do I get started?
Contact us to set up a training appointment on the equipment you’re most interested in using by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with some possible dates and times and we’ll try to accommodate you.
Before your first appointment, please make sure you have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station agreement form. Interested 6th graders can also get involved with an accompanying parent.
Do you like making things? Working with people? Learning how to use new tools and technology? Sharing your knowledge? If yes, the Innovation Station, Wilton Library’s Makerspace, wants you!