The Maverick Youth Zone is entirely dedicated to offering a safe and positive environment for youth ages 12 to 18 to meet, socialize or just hang out.
The Zone houses books tailored to teenage interests, board games, free Wi-Fi for mobile devices, and a lounge area.
The Youth Zone includes a 3D printer for teens to use! This maker tool combines art and science.
What is 3D Printing?
The 3D printer uses a melted plastic filament to create objects which have been designed on a computer.
Our printer works with PLA (PolyLactic Acid) material. Following the directions of a particular design, known as G-code, the PLA passes through a nozzle. The code directs the printer to form the object, layer upon layer.
In a matter of seconds, the plastic cools off. Then, your object is ready to go!
How Do I Print?
Those wishing to use 3D printing service are expected to take an orientation prior to printing.
Schedule a time with staff to begin printing an object yourself by stopping into the library or calling 830-334-2496.