The STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math) Center and the auditorium are now open at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. We are pretty sure you are going to love both spaces! There are things you should know.
Five Facts About the Auditorium:
- The auditorium, known as the Bronte Room, holds over 450 people allowing the Library to offer bigger programs including authors and concerts.
- The auditorium can be divided into three separate rooms when needed for multiple events.
- The public is allowed to reserve this space by clicking here.
- The three individual rooms can be reserved free of charge by individuals and groups for civic, educational, and philanthropic purposes. The large auditorium can be reserved by nonprofits and government agencies for a nominal fee.
- The auditorium does have audiovisual equipment, a small stage, kitchen access and two large TV screens.
- The STREAM Center has 3-D printers, button makers, embroider machine, sewing machine, soldering irons, tools, a large vinyl cutter, poster printer, 3Doodler, die cut machine, letter press, screen printing kit, book binding machine, circuits and much more. You can see a full list here.
- The Library offers free classes on how to use the STREAM Center equipment. The class list can be found here.
- You can schedule one-on-one time with a STREAM team member to learn to use specific equipment. Click here to schedule.
- The STREAM Center is always staffed by knowledgeable team members.
- Although it is free to use the equipment, there are nominal costs for some materials. For example, a normal size poster will cost approximately $6. Vinyl is $1 per foot. Material for the 3-D printer is 10 cents per gram. You can see a full list of fees here.
- You do not have to be a Kenton County resident to use the STREAM Center.
- The STREAM Center is for children, teens and adults.
- Patrons with a library card can check out maker kits to use at home or in the classroom. Find out how to get a library card here. Anyone who lives in Greater Cincinnati can get a Kenton County Public Library card.
- Although you can visit the STREAM Center any time during open hours (unless there is a scheduled class), it is suggested that you reserve the piece of equipment you plan to use so you are not waiting. You can reserve equipment here.
- The STREAM Center is a place for you to innovate, create and try new things.