Makerspace Classes & Workshops

June Programs - Registration OPEN

Father's Day Sublimation Puzzle Children's Program 

Open to children ages 4-12 with a caregiver. 


Draw a picture then turn it into your very own puzzle for Dad!
One registration/puzzle per child. 
Puzzles are 6.75" x 6.75", 25 pieces. 
$5 per puzzle will be collected at the end of the program. 
Saturday, June 1st starting at 10am.

Makerspace Saturday Drop-In

Drop in for a tour of the space, learn more about the equipment, and ask questions.

Saturday, June 1st

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Embroidery Embellished Photos

Join this very fun class and learn the new trend of embroidery embellished photos! 


For this class the photo and embroidery thread will be provided. 
Lean 3 or 4 basic embroidery stiches and knots to get started on your own creation. 
Cost will be $2 collected at the end of class.

Tuesday, June 4th starting at 2pm
Thursday, June 20th starting at 1pm.
Thursday, June 20th starting at 6pm
embroidered photo

Needlework Group Drop-In

A time for people to work on their own projects. No formal teaching provided.

Knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, hand-embroidery.

Tuesday, June 4th, 6-8pm

Wednesday, June 5th, 10-12 (noon)

No registration required.

Lakefield Farmers' Market Vendor 

SPL Makerspace will be a vendor at the Lakefield Farmers' Market again this summer!

Each visit we will have a collection of items all made in the makerspace by volunteers and staff.

All proceeds go toward programming in the makerspace. 

The LFM is open 9am - 1pm. 

2024 dates:

Thursday, June 20th

Thursday, July 4th and 18th

Thursday, August 1st and 15th

Thursday, September 5th

Thursday, October 10th 

Sublimation Tote Bag

Learn how to design and create a tote bag using sublimation. 


We will use laptops to create your personal design. 
Designs can include images and text and can be printed in black and white or full colour. 
You will then learn how to use the heat press to apply your design onto your tote bag. 
All toes are white and measure 14" x 16".

Cost is $10 and will be collected at the end of class. We accept cash, debit, and credit.

Wednesday, June 12th starting at 12 noon.
Tuesday, June 18th starting at 6pm
tote bag

About SPL Makerspace

Location: 1 Bridge Street, Lakefield

You can book your visit by phone by calling us at 705 651-8601. View our list of machines and services below. 

Our hours:

Tuesdays - 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays  - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays - 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What is a Makerspace?

The idea behind makerspaces is simple: they are places where people can 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. You can explore using high-tech to no-tech tools. 

SPL Makerspace Guidelines

  • The SPL Makerspace is available to all ages and all skill levels. All users must present a makerspace card in good standing.
  • Demonstration of competency will be required for use of some equipment.
  • Scheduled appointments are strongly suggested. This includes: tours of the space, open makerspace work time, and membership registration.
  • All classes, workshops, and programs are pre registration required. 
  • Tools used in the space must be returned by the maker to their original location in a clean state.
  • The workspace also needs to be cleaned before the maker leaves.
  • SPL Makerspace does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, or does not work.
  • SPL Makerspace  reserves the right to halt, delete, or disallow the creation of items that violates library policy, including the creation of weapons, or illegal items.
  • Only library computers may be connected to library machines, like the 3D printers, vinyl cutter, Glowforge etc. 
  • Covered drinks are welcome in the makerspace. Food is not permitted.
  • SPL Makerspace is not responsible for equipment or files left behind.
  • Use of the makerspace is subject to the rules in the User Agreement, the Selwyn Public Library Customer Code of Conduct Policy 4.1.5, Acceptable Use of Equipment, Software, and Networks Policy 6.1.2, as well as any other applicable Library policies and procedures.


  • Users 17 years of age and under must have a parent or legal guardian sign the user agreement form and registration form on their behalf. 
  • Users 13 years of age and older can use the makerspace and work unsupervised. 
  • Users ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Exceptions may be made for some children’s programs at the discretion of the Children’s Programming Coordinator and the Technology and Training Coordinator. 

Volunteer and Crafting for a Cause 


SPL Makerspace is looking for volunteers who will assisit with many tasks, including the following: 

  • Create fun and useful products
  • Teach others how to use a particular machine
  • Assist with workshops 
  • General administrative duties

Makerspace Volunteer Application


Crafting for a Cause Volunteers

Love crafting and want to give back to the community/those in need?

Our team of "Crafting for a Cause" volunteers will work on quarterly projects coordinated by the SPL Makerspace and a local organization/group. 

At the end of each quarter products will be donated.

Interested? Email Heidi 

Current Projects:

NICU Octopus

NICU Hearts


SPL Makershop Volunteers

The SPL Makershop is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who love crafting and supporting the library. 

With the SPL Makershop, volunteers will make items that will be sold in the makerspace to raise fundraising dollars for the library & makerspace. All materials and supplies provided.

Interested? Email Heidi

Class Visits

We would love to have your class visit our makerspace.

Visits can include a tour of the space and overview of equipment.

Please contact Heidi to discuss and book your class visit.



Selwyn Public Library Makerspace Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s website

Copyright Act


Commercial License 

*A growing collection of sites that offer files with different commercial licenses. 

*It’s the user’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions for each site.

Design Bundles


We'd love to hear from you.

Phone Number: 705 651-8601

The new SPL Makerspace is thanks to a $78,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

Ontario Trillium Foundation

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