Beginning May 1, Spark Place will be temporarily closed for the construction of a mini-library at the Xenia Community Library to serve patrons throughout its renovation. The mini-library re-opening is projected for early July and updates can be found at the Xenia Renovation webpage.
For the months of May and June, we recommend patrons visit the makerspaces at Mary L. Cook Library in Waynesville, Troy-Miami County Public Library, or the downtown and Madisonville location of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library.
Our staff continues to do programs at our other locations and we look forward to seeing you back at Spark Place in July!
- Anyone can make an appointment at Spark Place! You will need a library card to use the space. It's free to use our equipment but we do charge for the consumable materials.
- Walk-in appointments may be available but are not guaranteed.
- Appointments can be made up to four weeks in advance and are scheduled in two hour sessions.
- There is a 15 minute grace period before appointments are released to others.
- We will shut down computers and equipment when an appointment ends and at closing.
Have additional questions or ready to book your appointment? Call the Spark Place staff at 937-736-7092.
What’s a Makerspace?
A makerspace is where you’ll find tools and technology for community members to share as they invent, build, and create.
Our 3D printers build up thin layers of plastic to create real objects based on your digital models.
Audio Recording & Editing
Produce your own music or spoken word audio recording with our professional equipment.
Hand Tools & Additional Supplies
Extra equipment and materials are available to help you complete your project in the makerspace.
Laptops & Software
Start or finish your makerspace project using the specialized design and editing software on our computers.
Laser Cutters & Engravers
Use a laser to cut out shapes, or to burn or etch a design into an object’s surface.
No special safety equipment is required when using Spark Place, but we do have protective gear available for your convenience and comfort.
When your project’s too large or complex to sew by hand, stitch fabric together at lightning speed with our sewing machine.
Print your design onto sublimation paper, then use heat to transfer it to a t-shirt, mug, hat, or other specially-prepared object.
Vinyl Printer & Cutter
Print large, full-color images onto vinyl or paper. Add cut lines and the same machine can cut out items such as stickers and window decals.