Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB

Customers sewing, making robots, and working on computers at the Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB


The Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB is open year-round, and our open lab hours are all ages:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


We also run workshops and programs — be sure to check the events & classes calendar regularly!

What's available in the Hampden ideaLAB?

The Hampden Branch ideaLAB

  • Laser Cutter: please see the laser cutter FAQ for Information about acceptable materials and how to access the cutter

  • 2 Macs, 2 PCs with Adobe Creative Cloud and other modeling and design software

  • Sewing machine

  • Cricut cutting machine

  • Power drill

  • Reciprocating saw

  • Soldering iron

  • Dremel 4000 rotary tool

  • Wacom Intuos pen tablet

  • Scanner

  • Assorted hand tools (screwdrivers, pliers, specialized driver sets)

  • Book press

  • and much more - come visit us!