Public invited to discover ‘Creation Stations’ at two of Sarasota County’s libraries

3D printers and sewing machines among equipment available

Three-dimensional printing may be pursued at two of Sarasota County’s libraries. Image courtesy Sarasota County

For rapid production of prototypes, pursuit of multimedia production, group collaboration and skills development for all ages, the public is invited to visit the “Creation Stations” located in two of Sarasota County’s public libraries, the county has announced.

The Creation Stations located at Selby Public Library in Sarasota and Shannon Staub Library in North Port allow the public to engage in activities such as 3D printing, sewing and robotics, a news release explains.

“Creation Stations reflect the modern sensibilities of library users, who are looking for unique ways to experience and utilize their local libraries,” said Sarabeth Kalajian, director of the county’s Libraries and Historical Resources Department, in the release.

The Selby Public Library Creation Station, located at 1331 First St. in downtown Sarasota, offers 3D printing, sewing machines and an Inventor’s Club, which gives students “the opportunity to brainstorm inventions and solve real world problems,” the release notes.

The Shannon Staub Creation Station, located at 4675 Career Lane in North Port, also offers 3D printing for teens and adults, a maker studio, coding workshops and arts and crafts, the release adds.

The public is advised to keep an eye on the county libraries’ calendar for additional “maker” activities at the other county libraries.

For registration information and to view the complete calendar, visit or call 861-5000.