Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?


Izzy & Kyle's Big Idea!
Izzy and Kyle's Big Idea

Izzy and Kyle were hanging out at the Cookstown Branch Hack Lab and decided that they wanted to try something new.  We carefully removed the cutting blade off of our vinyl cutter and replaced it with a permanent marker.  Then Izzy and Kyle used the CutStudio software to design a poster in the same way that most users use it to design a vinyl decal.  The results were fantastic and both of them...

Stroud Beavers invade the Library
1st Stroud Beavers at the Lakeshore Branch

The 1st Stroud Beavers enjoyed an evening of fun and discovery. A tour of the space by Miss Melissa built excitement and eagerness to get into the Hack Lab. Groups were divided and as one group decorated unique bookmarks, the other group met with Ms. Rachel and made custom 1st Stroud Beaver keychains. Not wanting to leave, some of the Beavers stopped at our Retro Gaming Centre and played an outdoor adventure game.


Unique Dress at the Cookstown Branch
Cookstown Metal Dress Artist

Check out the Pop Can Dress made by a local student for the Innisfil Studio Tour's Youth Art Show.  Carolyn says, " I used pop cans to make the dress because I wanted to create something normal out of something absurd, like pop cans. The two elements form a piece of art that is functional and possess sharp elegance. I combined multiple dress styles to create something unique and original. The front takes on a more vintage look , while the top half of the form has a modern look. The back...

Sewing for Santa
Sewing presents at the Cookstown Branch

Who you goin' call when your sewing machine breaks? Innisfil Public Library & ideaLAB, of course! Diane was able to use the library's sewing machine to make Christmas presents for family and friends. They're all ready to go; they just need to be wrapped. Someone's going to have a wonderful Christmas gift! Ho, Ho, Ho. 

Natalie's 3D Printing Project

I read the book, Charlotte's Web and decided to do a scene of my favourite part of the book. I did my scene when Lurvy saw Charlotte's web and looked at Wilbur and he was surprised. I made it with a cardboard box, paint, paper and 3D printing (at the Cookstown Branch) for the characters.

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Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3


2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0


20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0


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Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8