Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?

Laser Cutting Christmas
Decorative wooden trees

Lasers are good for more than blowing up death stars; you can use them to make holiday decorations! I like to make things, but tediously cutting shapes out with scissors is really not for me, and don’t even get me started on sewing! I’m more of a digital crafter. This is why I love the laser cutter at the ideaLAB. My designs are all made using the free open source software InkScape. It’s a graphic design program and free for anyone to download on any...

300 Lines of Code?!
Hour of Code Program Image

This evening at the ideaLAB we set up computer stations to teach people how to write their first lines of code.  By the end of the night we had 13 coders completing well over 300 lines of code!  We'll be leaving things set up for the rest of the week and anyone who wants to take part in this "Hour of Code" event can drop in to write as many lines as they want.  Who knows?  Maybe you'll be the next Zuckerberg!


We're talking digital citizenship - and people are listening!
Transliteracy at the library

What exactly is ‘Digital citizenship’ and what is our role as a public library? At IPL we see this as helping our community members engage with technology safely, wisely, and in a way that encourages participation and confidence.  We’re often talking about transliteracy, the idea that literacy extends far beyond reading comprehension, and have developed spaces and programs to help our community develop technological literacy. This focus has generated some interest from the folks at...

Tis' the Season
laser-cut seasonal diorama

Never has there been more to delight the imagination than right now at the Cookstown Branch. We have a laser-cut seasonal diorama and tree art installation on display, created by our resident tinkerer, Alan Groombridge. With the surge in interest in handmade items for the festive season, you might just get an idea or two for that someone special.


The "Worst Video Game Ever Made" has risen from the grave!
Found video game

Are you old enough to remember E.T.? That adorably ugly little alien that preferred Reece's Pieces over M & M's? He was just trying to phone home…. not ringing any bells? Well what about Atari gaming consoles? Boy, where is that company today? 





967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3


2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0


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Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0


7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8