Idea Lab

Idea Lab Grand Opening

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10am

You’re invited to the grand opening of the Idea Lab at the Blasco Library! Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the big reveal, tours, and equipment demonstrations.

Idea Lab

The Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab will be a creative and collaborative space for the Erie community, where people can explore their ideas and get connected with community experts and a curated collection of business and maker resources.

Located in the Blasco Library, the Idea Lab will feature a public makerspace, a digital media studio, a community classroom, spaces for collaboration, and resources for job seekers and small business development.

The Idea Lab will give the public access to shared equipment, like 3D printers, sewing machines, and a vinyl cutter, as well as classes on design, technology training, and job seeking taught by community partners and staff.

Usage of equipment in the makerspace and digital media lab is free, though some fees for materials may apply. To use the equipment in the Idea Lab, you will need an Erie County Public Library card in good standing or an out-of-town identification.

Beginning on October 30, 2017, this space will be open to the public:

  • Monday 9am-8pm
  • Tuesday 9am-8pm
  • Wednesday 9am-8pm
  • Thursday 9am-8pm
  • Friday 9am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9am-4:30pm
  • Sundays – Closed

The Idea Lab is located on Lake Erie’s beautiful bayfront, just a short walk from Downtown Erie, on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The Blasco Library is located on a public bus line stop with ample parking for bicycles and vehicles

Additional information about registration for classes and equipment will be announced at the Idea Lab’s grand opening. To follow along with our progress, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.