SDG Library Board members celebrate the newly installed equipment at the Finch MakerLab by creating personalized notebooks, mugs and tote bags. Top row, from left to right: James Alguire, public trustee; Jo-Anne McCaslin, public trustee; Jason Broad, mayor of South Dundas; Francois Landry, mayor of North Stormont.   Courtesy Photo

FINCH – The Finch MakerLab has been in operation for several years and the SDG  Library announced in a May 1 press release that the branch now has installed cutting-edge equipment for public use, including a 3D printer, laser cutter/engraver, sublimation printer, Cricut, resin printer and mug press.

In addition to the books and other materials found in a traditional library, the MakerLab has the technology which enables people to explore and create.  By booking an appointment by phone, email or using the online form, residents of the SDG Counties can use the newly installed equipment to create projects such as “a personalized t-shirt, engraved hammer or family photo mug.”

To celebrate “May-ker Month”, there will be free programs held at the branch each Wednesday during May between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Staff will be available to “demonstrate the process and answer any questions about the MakerLab”, with people able to become “familiarized with the newly installed equipment.  The first program was held on May and involved designing a mug, with the second one on May 15 having participates creating a tote bag, on May 22 a sublimation bookmark and on May 29 a notebook.

Registration is available online by visiting the SDG Library website.