ideaLAB at the Montbello Branch Library

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The Montbello ideaLAB is located in the Montbello Branch Library and is open year-round, with different hours for different ages:

  • Kids (ages 8-11): Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Teens (ages 12-19): Monday and Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Adult studio appointments and one-on-one sessions available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Please call 720-865-0200 or drop by the branch to schedule an appointment.


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

What's available in the Montbello ideaLAB?

The Montbello lab is fully equipped to help you produce digital media - movies, audio, digital images, and more - and filled with tools to help both kids and adults start tinkering and making.

Equipment available:

  • Music Studio, with audio interface, monitors, MIDI controller and condenser microphone
  • iMac
  • 5 PC workstations
  • 4 Chromebooks
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Wacom Intuos Comic drawing tablet
  • LittleBits classroom kit
  • MakeyMakeys
  • Cricut Explore Air 
  • Lego basic bricks

Software Available:

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Encore
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop Extended
  • Adobe Premier Professional
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Blender
  • GarageBand
  • GIMP
  • iMovie
  • Inkscape
  • Scratch
  • SketchUp
  • Unity