Welcome To Our Makerspace

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Announcing: Maker in Residence
Temporary Position, 16 hours a week, includes evenings/weekend

The Maker in Residence (MiR) opportunity connects visitors to The Forge at Cranberry Public Library with STEM learning utilizing equipment such as PRUSA 3D printers, a Helix laser engraver, and other resources available in the makerspace. 

The residency includes designated open hours in The Forge allowing the maker to create on-site as visitors drop in, interact and learn about different equipment offered in The Forge. The MiR will also plan and implement special STEM workshops for the public once a month.

Typical Schedule:

16 hours a week for 30 weeks (January – July 2024). Days/times to be determined.


  • Passionate about STEM learning and teaching.
  • Possess skills to teach and share their work and creative process.
  • Thoroughly enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative setting.
  • Either have or be able to obtain PA Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, & FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Must be 18+ years or older.

$11.00 an hour; temporary position lasting 30 weeks.

MiR application and full position description or at the Library’s Circulation Desk. 

Submit applications in person at the Library or via email to cranberrylibraryjobs@cranberrylibrary.org. NO PHONE CALLS.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Arconic FoundationThis position is supported with funds from the Arconic Foundation.


Learn About Cricut

Image of a Cricut MakerDiscover the creative possibilities of the Cricut maker with our free Cricut Demos! Then, come to our Cricut Design introductory class, where you can learn the software skills necessary to use the Cricut Maker.

We also have free demos of our laser engraver and 3D printers! Check our events calendar to register for these and other tech classes.

Note: if you attended one of Alan Bachmann's Intro to 3D Design classes and want to view the presentation slides, you can do so here.

Appointments in The Forge flyer

Have a burning question about the resources in The Forge? Need help with your next project? Want to have a one-on-one discussion with our makerspace staff? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to our generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! Similar to makerspaces in our schools, our space features a laser engraver, 3-D printers, computer-controlled cutting machines, an embroidery sewing machine, electronics and a variety of specialized hand tools for crafting. 

Library patrons are welcome to register for classes. After demonstrating mastery of the equipment, they will be able to design and create their own projects. Experience isn’t required! We’ll teach you to use the equipment. The Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.