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The Studio


studio_logoThe Studio, our new 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 now open for patrons who have had orientations.  To schedule a personal appointment, call 847-720-3280 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.

Questions? Check out our FAQ or email us at

Studio Equipment

  Equipment Name Official Website  Resources  
silhouette-cameo-3-review Silhouette Cameo 3 Silhouette America

Download Software

Youtube Guides

Other Silhouette Resources

cricut_maker Cricut Maker Cricut

Download Software

Youtube Guides

Other Cricut Resources

Ellison Ellison Die Cut Ellison List of available dies
Xyron Xyron Creative Station Xyron  

Janome Magnolia

Sewing Machine

Janome Youtube Guides
Ball_Winder_and_Swift_Combo__3__86160.1543861285 Yarn Winder and Swift Stanwood Needlecraft Youtube Guides
Heat_Press Heat Press    
Cricut_Easypress Cricut Easy Press Cricut Easy Press Heat Guide

Coming Soon!

Epilog Legend Mini 24

Laser Cutter

Epilog Laser  



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)

Cake Decorating

Canning & Preserving

Click here to see a tutorial for setting up your account and using the Creativebug website.