The Hub Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Welcome to our makerspace, The Hub!

The Hub is your space to explore, design, create, play, and build using a variety of tools, technology, and materials.

The Hub offers a selection of equipment to allow patrons to express their creativity in artistic and technological ways; use of the Hub’s equipment is available to anyone with a valid library card (from any public library) registered at the Grayslake Area Public Library.

A selection of materials are available to purchase.

Reservations are recommended to ensure equipment availability; you will need to complete an initial one-on-one certification appointment for the embroidery machine, laser cutter, or Silhouette Cameo prior to your independent use.

Self-serve equipment use reservations can be made online on our events calendar or by calling the library at 847.223.5313.

Want to learn how to use the laser cutter, Silhouette Cameo, embroidery machine, or other Hub equipment? Need in-depth guidance on a specific project? Please fill out this form or call the library at 847.223.5313 to request a one-hour one-on-one appointment.

You can also explore The Hub and all it has to offer by taking part in one of our fun and educational programs happening in The Hub. Check our calendar and newsletter for upcoming programs and register today!


Creativebug is a collection of arts and crafts video tutorials, giving you on-demand access to expert instruction in drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, baking, and more.

Each of Creativebug’s high-quality videos includes an in-depth description, a materials list, transcript, and community discussion section. With new classes added daily, you’ll never run out of amazing things to make!

How-To & Maker Videos

Watch along while you make! Our expert resident makers can show you how to make everything from sidewalk chalk to lip balm, and more! Check out this playlist that collects all of our Hub videos into one convenient place.

3D Printer Examples
Vinyl Cutter Examples
Laser Cutter Examples
Sewing Machine Examples

Or call us

Phone: (847)665-1046