Pineville Library will have a delayed opening on April 20 of 11am due to the Richard Sheltra Memorial races. 

Maker Experiences

What is a makerspace? It's a learning environment for people to connect with others and create meaningful projects, using technologies and other tools that might not be easily accessible. Here are three types of maker experiences currently offered at your Library. 


Studio i (for families and teens)

Studio iThis space is located on the second floor of ImaginOn in The Teen Loft. Express yourself in Studio i with animated and live action videos, music or other tools including graphic design, drawing and even robotics. Studio i has the tools needed to create content, whether it’s for a school project or an engaging hobby. Work with software like GarageBand, iMovie, ICanAnimate and apps on the Library’s digital devices. Some projects that can be created include:

  • Weather reports or music videos using our blue screen technology
  • Fashion shows wearing donated costumes from Children's Theatre of Charlotte
  • Animated movies using clay, paper cut-outs or illustrations
  • Podcasts and songs recorded in the sound booth

Learn more about Studio i or call 704-416-4660.


Satellite Studios (for all ages)

Satellite Studios at West Boulevard

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use technology to create digital media?  Get hands-on with creative experiences in our Satellite Studios! These mini-makerspace experiences give people of all ages the opportunity to explore new technologies, create video and audio content, and more.

Express yourself through animated and live action videos, music or a combination of the three. Satellite Studios have the tools you need for each step in the production process, including shooting, editing and sound mixing. Bring a flash drive to save your completed project or share it online. Studio visitors will gain visual literacy and storytelling skills by working with hardware and software  like GarageBand, iMovie, Stop Motion Pro, fully-loaded iPads and MacBooks and DSLR cameras.

Some projects that can be created include:

  • Movies, music videos or weather reports using our green screen technology
  • Stop motion animation movies using clay, paper cut-outs or illustrations
  • Podcasts and songs recorded in a portable sound booth

Studios will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Satellite Studio locations rotate every Spring, Summer, and Fall.  For a full list of offerings, please check our calendar for locations, days, and times.

The Satellite Studios are supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.