The Studio, our makerspace, is a collaborative place that encourages creative exploration, design, and building, using a variety of technology and equipment.
Our collection of equipment and tools has been carefully selected by our staff based on research and feedback from a survey shared with all Library cardholders.
The Studio is generously sponsored by the Bruce A. Michel Trust.
The Studio is open.
An orientation is required to use the space.
Click here to see orientation and program times.
Can't make one of the scheduled orientation times? Email us for more options.
To make a reservation for The Studio, call 847-720-3230 or fill out this form.
The Studio is located on the second floor, near the Reference Desk and patron copiers. The Studio and its equipment are available to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders only.
Click here to see a complete copy of The Studio policies.
You can now access Creativebug, free of charge, using your Park Ridge Public Library card! Creativebug offers over 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by top designers and artists. New videos are added every day.
Some of the classes offered include:
Papercraft (book binding, cards, collage & decoupage)
Canning & Preserving
Click here to see a tutorial for setting up your account and using the Creativebug website.