The Makery

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About the Makery

The Makery at the Lewiston City Library supports the lifelong learning of patrons through open access to equipment, materials, tools and technology, encouraging collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship. Patrons can find a variety of kits that can be checked out for in-library use, including Craft Kits intended for beginners crafters and a Media Production Kit for those interested in creating their own digital content. The Makery also has materials and tools that are openly available for the public to use in the Makery on a first-come-first-serve basis, including beads, stamps, card stock, string, scissors, and more. 

The Makery is available for the public to reserve for small group meetings or projects. It is also used to host library programs such as Cooking 101, Vintage Handcrafts Series, and STEM programs for kids. For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Calendar.

Media Production Kit

This kit is designed to provide you with everything you need to produce your own digital content. For in-library use only.

  • CoolPix B500 Camera
  • Professional Tripod
  • Flexible Tripod
  • Universal Cardioid Microphone
  • Green Screen
Media Production Kit

Craft Kits

The Craft Kits are intended for beginner crafters who are looking to try out a new creative skill, including counted cross stitch, crochet, hand sewing, card making, embroidery, knitting, or pom-pom making. To check out a Craft Kit, go to the Library's 2nd Floor Help desk, fill out a one-time Makery Use Agreement Form, select the kit you want to use, and start crafting!  For in-library use only.

Counted Cross Stitch Kit

Counted Cross Stitch Kit

  • Hoop
  • Ada cloth
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Instruction booklet
Crochet Kit

Crochet Kit

  • Storage bag
  • 6.5mm metal crochet hook
  • 8mm crochet hook
  • 10mm crochet hook
  • J hook (5.75mm)
  • Aluminum yarn needles
  • Plastic stitch markers
  • Balls of yarn
  • Instruction booklet
Hand Sewing Kit

Hand Sewing Kit

  • Sewing thread
  • Pin cushion with pins
  • Sewing needles
  • Sewing scissors
  • Fabric
  • Seam ripper
  • Instruction booklet
Card Making Kit

Card Making Kit

  • Blank cards with envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads
  • Shape punches
  • Cardstock/construction paper
Embroidery Kit

Embroidery Kit

  • Hoop
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery cloth
  • Embroidery thread
  • Instruction booklet
Knitting Kit

Knitting Kit

  • Set of size 7 knitting needles
  • Set of size 8 knitting needles
  • Set of size 9 knitting needles
  • Balls of yarn
  • Instruction booklet
Pom Pom Craft Kit

Pom Pom Kit

  • Compactable scissors
  • Small yarn needles
  • Large yarn needles
  • Small pom pom wheels
  • Medium pom pom wheels
  • Large pom pom wheels
  • Mini pom pom wheels
  • Fluff ball weaver kit 
  • Balls of yarn
  • Pom Pom instruction booklet
  • Fluff ball weaver instruction booklet