What Is Spark Labs?

LPCPL Spark Labs enhance STEAM skills by encouraging students to be innovative and self-confident while developing future job skills. With LPCPL’s mobile Spark Labs, the library’s instructors are able to provide hands-on experiences with 3D laser printers and scanners, computer programming, electronics, and robotics. Contact us to bring this technology to you.

Cool Tech Equipment at Spark Labs

3D Printing

Spark Labs offers 3D printing, scanners, design software, and more, offering a complete 3D printing experience for customers.

Squishy Circuits

Students can play and learn all about electronics and circuitry with the Squishy Circuits at Spark Labs.

LittleBits

Tinker with sound, light, and motion outputs by building circuits with these magnetic pieces.

… & So Much More

Come visit our MakerSpaces to see for yourself how Spark Labs is making a difference for our library customers.

Where can I see Spark Labs?

Check our calendar of events to find a Spark Labs event near you.

Will Spark Labs come to my classroom?

Yes! Spark Labs has a mobile component. We would be glad to work with you to see how we can help your students experience the excitement that Spark Labs has to offer.

How does Spark Labs engage students?

Spark Labs offers 3D printing, science experiments, creative opportunities and more. Fill out the form below to see what Spark Labs can do for you.

How can I get involved at Spark Labs?

You can join the fun at Spark Labs, or you can become a volunteer. We are always looking for more people to come visit our Makerspace.

How is Spark Labs funded?

Spark Labs is funded by grants, the Friends of the Library, gift funds, and corporate sponsors. If you are interested in supporting Spark Labs, please contact us at 219-362-6156 or email [email protected]

Spark Labs In the News

STEAM Stocking Stuffers

As I travel to different schools and children’s groups to teach Spark Labs lessons on STEAM skills like computer programming, 3D technology, electronics and robotics, I hear the same 2 questions from adults and kids: “Where can I buy that?!?!” and “How much does it cost?R...

Easy Access Learning

Are you interested in learning how to set up a Pinterest account? Do you need some help with the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Or perhaps you want to try out one of our databases, but you don’t know where to start. Then we......

Calling all Mad Scientists and Experimenters!

If you love robotic pumpkins and oozy slime, this is the event for you! Mad Scientist’s Lab October 28, 4:00-5:00pm Coolspring Branch This event will have multiple lab stations where all mad scientists, young and old, can participate. We will make oozy, gooey slime that......

Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about Spark Labs, we’d love to answer your questions. Fill out the form to the right to learn more about learning opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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