For Young Makers

Bit Space

Students work with Guides to learn how to use hand tools, power tools, electronics, robotics, 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, computer modeling and design software, computer game development software, virtual reality, and new media to design and build just about anything.

The Greenhouse MakerLab

The Greenhouse MakerLab is a space that empowers everyone that visits to learn, create, and explore as artists, engineers, designers, and more. Whether it’s building robots, designing and decorating your own greeting cards, or 3D printing your own miniature figurines, the MakerLab offers a hands-on learning environment for all ages: kids and adults. We offer classes, workshops, camps, and open-lab time to allow anyone to learn new skills and grow as a problem-solver and creative thinker.

YOUmedia Chicago

YOUmedia Chicago is an innovative, 21st century teen digital learning space at 19 Chicago Public Library locations. With an emphasis on digital media and the maker movement, teens engage in projects across a variety of core content areas including graphic design, photography, video, music, 2D/3D design, STEM and hands-on making. YOUmedia connects young adults, books, media, mentors and institutions throughout Chicago in dynamic spaces designed to inspire collaboration and creativity.