Forge Makerspace

Forge Makerspace filled with different patrons

Welcome to Forge!

The Forge makerspace is a place for you to build, invent, tinker, learn and create. No matter your skill set, Forge will support your creative process, expand your mind, allow you to explore new technologies and discover do-it-yourself solutions.

Forge is open during library hours. Check out our equipment and craft kit page to see all the amazing things in our makerspace!

If assistance is needed please call ahead at (847) 438-3433, email us at, or set up a 1-1 Appointment with our Forge staff.

Please check out our updated Material Price Guide and Equipment Procedures as they have changed recently.

NOTE: Forge is no longer accepting print cards as payment for materials at this time. Cash ONLY.

Ela Library card holders also have access to thousands of art & craft video classes taught by experts and artists via Creativebug and our large collection of Library of Things items for checkout.

Forge Equipment