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Makerspace Services & Studio775

Idea and Experience Boxes rotate throughout Washoe County Library System.

What is a Makerspace, and what are Idea and Experience Boxes?

A makerspace is a place where all ages can gather, create, invent, and learn. Most Washoe County Library branches offer maker activities or makerspaces known as Studio775, offering a wide variety of experiences from branch to branch.

Washoe County Library System received a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.  These funds were used to pilot user-driven activities in the library that range from learning how to paint to creating your own airplane.  The Idea and Experience Boxes rotate throughout Washoe County Library System.

Idea Box Rotation Schedule
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Music station

Learn to play an instrument or just pick one up and give it a try.  Guitar, Drum, Keyboard, and Bass.
May/June 2017 - Northwest Reno Library; July/August 2017 - Incline Village Library; September/October 2017 - South Valleys Library; November/December 2017 - Sierra View Library

Little Bits

These popular award-winning electronic building blocks can be used to create inventions, large and small, while learning about technology.
May/June 2017 - Incline Village Library; July/August 2017 - South Valleys Library; September/October 2017 - Sierra View Library; January/February 2018 - Sparks Library

Tinker Box

Lots of inspiration for explorers of all ages!
May/June 2017 - North Valleys Library; July/August 2017 - Northwest Reno Library; September/October 2017 - Incline Village Library; November/December 2017 - South Valleys Library; January/February 2018 - Sierra View Library

Building Now and Then

Do you remember Lincoln Logs?  Have you tried Zometools?  Now is your chance.
May/June 2017 - Sparks Library; July/August 2017 - Spanish Springs Library; September/October 2017 - North Valleys Library; November/December 2017 - Northwest Reno Library; January/February 2018 - Incline Village Library

Paint & Pastels

Tap in to your inner Michelangelo while you release your inner artist with guided instructional videos. 
May/June 2017 - Sierra View Library

Photo Booth Fun

Pick a prop and a take a picture—share with your friends all the fun you can have at the library.
May/June 2017 - Spanish Springs Library; July/August 2017 - North Valleys Library; September/October 2017 - Northwest Reno Library; November/December 2017 - Incline Village Library; January/February 2018 - South Valleys Library

Zoom Zoom

Become an engineer!  Build a car or train tracks; custom design your own plane and take it home.
May/June 2017 - Downtown Reno Library; July/August 2017 - Sparks Library; September/October 2017 - Spanish Springs Library; November/December 2017 - North Valleys Library; January/February 2018 - Northwest Reno Library

Grow It

Explore the natural wonder of plants, dig in, and get your hands dirty!
May/June 2017 - South Valleys Library

Why does the library have a makerspace?

Libraries evolve to meet the changing interests and needs of their communities.  Studio775 supports access to information and services in new and collaborative ways. From Computer Classes to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) spaces, all ages can explore new technology and new experiences through hands-on activities. A library makerspace provides an environment that nurtures learning and exploration, fosters innovation, and inspires creativity in a safe environment; melding technology, art, and culture in new and exciting ways.

Where is Studio775?

Some branches provide technology makerspaces such as the Tech Bar at the Spanish Springs Library with tablets, e-readers, and other devices, or the iMac Station at Incline Village Library.  At other branches you may find knitting, crocheting, and scrapbooking groups, crafts, tech cafés, games for all ages, STEAM spaces, Lifescapes Senior Memoir Writing Project, and tinkering spots.


Love, Hate & Other Filters

Samira Ahmed


Sara Holland

The Cruel Prince

Holly Black

Before Now

Elizabeth Olson


Matt de la Pena

Oodles of Kittens

Jane O'Connor

Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Nick Bruel

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Dav Pilkey

Still Me

Jojo Moyes

The Pope of Palm Beach

Tim Dorsey

Into the Black Nowhere

Meg Gardiner

House of Secrets

V.C. Andrews


Greg Hurwitz

The Healing Self

Deepak Chopra

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

Alan Bradley

Dark in Death

J.D. Robb


Rose McGowan

Act of Revenge

Dale Brown

The Wife

Alafair Burke

Sisters Like Us

Susan Mallery

Fall From Grace

Danielle Steel

12 Rules for Life

Jordan B. Peterson

All-American Murder

James Patterson

When They Call You a Terrorist

Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Iron Gold

Pierce Brown

City of Endless Night

Douglas Preston


Daniel Pink

Tell Me More

Kelly Corrigan

Shroud of Eternity

Terry Goodkind

Operator Down

Brad Taylor

Fools & Mortals

Bernard Cornwell

The English Wife

Lauren Willig

Blood Fury

J.R. Ward

The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn


Stuart Woods


James Lee Burke

Promise Not to Tell

Jayne Ann Krentz

Judgement Detox

Gabrielle Bernstein

THe Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Margareta Magnusson


C.J. Cherryh

The Bomb Maker

Thomas Perry

The Wanted

Robert Crais


Helen Hardt


Ben Bova

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Dan Harris

The Little Book of Lykke

Meik Wiking

THe Last Man in Tehran

Mark Henshaw

Firefly Cove

T. Davis Bunn

A Distant Heart

Sonali Dev

Death at Nuremberg

W.E.B. Griffin

The Armageddon File

Stephen Coonts

The Complete Slow Cooker

America's Test Kitchen

An Echo of Murder

Anne Perry


Robin Cook

Bloodstains with Brontë

Katherine Bolger Hyde

Year One

Nora Roberts

Wild Chamber

Christopher Fowler

Persepolis Rising

James S.A. Corey


Ragnar Jonasson

Insidious Intent

Val McDermid

The Girl in the Tower

Katherine Arden

Enchantress of Numbers

Jennifer Chiaverini

The Demon Crown

James Rollins

The Body in the Casket

Katherine Hall Page

Beau Death

Peter Lovesy

Past Perfect

Danielle Steel

The Whispering Room

Dean Koontz

The story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson


Brandon Sanderson

The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Higher is Waiting

Tyler Perry

Hardcore Twenty-four

Janet Evanovich

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

End Game

David Baldacci

Count to Ten

James Patterson

THe City of Brass

S.A. Chakraborty


Andy Weir

Typhoon Fury

Clive Cussler

Someone to Wed

Mary Balogh

Shadow District

Arnaldur Indriðason

The Noel Diary

Richard Paul Evans

The Midnight Line

Lee Child

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall-Smith

Heather, the Totality

Matthew Weiner

Every Breath You Take

Mary Higgins Clark

A Christmas Return

Anne Perry

Quick & Dirty

Stuart Woods

Mind Game

Iris Johansen

Deep Freeze

John Sandford

Crazy Liek a Fox

Rita Mae Brown


Danielle Steel

The Witches' Tree

M.C. Beaton


Dan Brown

Merry & Bright

Debbie Macomber

Ghost on the Case

Carolyn Hart

Sleep Like A Baby

Charlaine Harris

Holly and Ivy

Fern Michaels

The Romanov Ransom

Clive Cussler

A Column of Fire

Ken Follett

Secrets in Death

J.D. Robb

The Right Time

Danielle STeel

Kill The Heroes

David Thurlo

Glass Houses

Louise Penny

THe Burning Girl

Claire Messud

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Reincarnation Blues

Michael Poore

If the Creek Don't Rise

Leah Weiss

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

How to Find Live in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry


Lisa Scottoline

The Store

James Patterson

The Paris Spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller

Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

Debbie Macomber

The Dolls

James Patterson

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Rhys Bowen

Crime Scene

Jonathan Kellerman

The Clockwork Dynasty

Daniel H. Wilson

The Address

Fiona Davis

The Wildling Sisters

Eve Chase

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

The Marriage Pact

Michelle Richmond

The Lying Game

Ruth Ware


Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris


Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Hello, Sunshine

Laura Dave

Final Girls

Riley Sager

Down A Dark ROad

Linda Castillo

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson


Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

THe Last 100 Days: FDR at War and PEace

David B. Woolner

Charles Darwin

A.N. Wilson

THe Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook

Melissa Hartwig

The How Not To Die Cookbook

Michael Greger

The Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg

Atkins Eat Right Not Less

Colette Heimowitz

Anyone Who's Anyone

George Wayne

Prairie Fires

Caroline Fraser

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals

Martina Slajerova

Promise Me, Dad

Joe Biden

An American Family

Khizr Khan

You Can't Spell America Without Me

Alec Baldwin

What Unites Us

Dan Rather

President McKinley

Robert W. Merry

Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing

Anthony William

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben


Reza Aslan

Bobby Kennedy

Chris Matthews

Where the Past Begins

Amy Tan

The RBG Workout

Bryant Johnson

Degrade and Destroy

Michael R. Gordon

Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright

The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

Doug Stanton

The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin

Braving the Wilderness

Brené Brown

Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Yolanda Hadid


Kurt Andersen

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe


Patricia Williams

Morningstar: Growing up with Books

Ann Hood

American Fire

Monica Hesse

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison

Click Clack Moo I Love You

Doreen Cronin

The Magic Misfits

Neil Patrick Harris

The Caldera

John Flanagan

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

The Getaway

Jeff Kinney

Darkest Night

Erin Hunter

Mr. Limoncello's Great Library Race

Chris Grabenstein

Everything is Mama

Jimmy Fallon

The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan

Swing It, Sunny

Jennifer L. Holm

It Takes a Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Empty Grave

Jonathan Stroud

Tigerheart's Shadow

Erin Hunter

THe Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Shannon Hale

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

The Bad Seed

Jory John

Laugh Out Loud

James Patterson

Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani

The Truth Beneath the Lies

Amanda Searcy

Ever the Brave

Erin Summerill

The Speaker

Traci Chee


Marissa Meyer

The Becoming of Noah Shaw

Michelle Hodkin


Tamora Pierce

The Empress

S.J. Kincaid

Turtles All The Way Down

John Green

All The Crooked Saints

Maggie Stiefvater


Marie Lu

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

The Finals Spark

Richard Paul Evans

Tower of Dawn

Sarah J. Maas

They Both Die At The End

Adam Silvera


Mercedes Lackey

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Claudia Gray