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Irving Library Opens MiY Zone Makerspaces at South and Valley Ranch Branch

rving Library’s MiY (Make it Yourself) Zones at South and Valley Ranch branches are open with state-of-the-art makerspace equipment and trained staff able to assist with a variety of projects. Makerspaces provide a different type of experience for teens and adults in Irving, serving as an outlet for nurturing creativity and learning new skills. Visitors can bring new projects to life and engage in continuous learning and workforce development at Irving Library locations. Staff are trained in equipment use to get the public started crafting and building.

Each MiY Zone focuses on tools and classes to serve the community with Brother sewing machines, Cricuts, 3D printers and multimedia computers for graphic design and video editing. South has additional equipment for audio production and conducting online video presentations. Valley Ranch also offers a laser etcher for decorative and industrial projects. 


The grand openings are “come-and-go” events, and refreshments will be provided at the following times and MiY Zone locations:

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 2, South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 2, Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail

A valid library card, a signed waiver and a completed safety orientation are required to use the MiY Zone. Safety orientations will take place at the start of each hour during MiY Zone operating hours. Visit MiY Zones page to see the current schedule and slate of classes.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant #LS‐246193‐OLS‐20) to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2021).

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