Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the area, we are putting Curbside Service on hold until further notice beginning Wednesday, July 8. All item due dates will be extended until August 1, and will be reassessed at that time. In the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation to determine the best time to resume our reopening plan. Library staff will still be available at email@example.com for all patron needs. Regarding craft and virtual event kits: If you registered for a future event, your kit will be held for you until we resume Curbside Services again.
The library building remains closed to the public. Meeting room reservations and in-person programs are on hiatus. See the event calendar for online program offerings.
Please visit pflugervilletx.gov/reopen for the latest updates from the City regarding the reopening of city facilities.
If you have questions while the Library is closed, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your understanding and will continue to keep you updated on the status of the library and future programs.
The Pfab Lab is a makerspace that is located inside the library. The lab is equipped with craft tools like 3D printers, circuits, a sewing machine and other basic crafting supplies. The following equipment is available in the Pfab Lab. Currently, the Pfab Lab is open for programs. We offer programs that feature our tools on a rotating basis.
To register for our hands-on 3d printer, laser cutter, embroidery machine, or Inkscape classes, click on the events listed below.
Upcoming Demos & Classes
Due to public health concerns, certain library services are now limited. We are not currently accepting 3D print submissions. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.
Please note: The Library accepts 3D print requests by email. We typically run print requests on Fridays. Print jobs will be completed in the order that they are received. It can take up to two weeks for submissions to be printed, depending on demand.
- The applicant must be a Library cardholder in good standing.
- 3D prints are limited to one file submission every two weeks. Please do not send Zip files with multiple components.
- Print must be submitted as an STL file.
- Files must be uncorrupted. Staff will not try to print an item more than twice.
- Prints allowed up to 5 in high x 5 inches wide x 5 in long and must not take longer than 2 hours to print. If larger, the print may be scaled down and/or made hollow to fit the printer’s capacity.
- The object(s) must be capable of being printed during one run (e.g. 12 small flowers might be printed simultaneously, but a robot of size might require several different print runs).
- Library print programs take precedence over other print runs.
- The default print resolution is .3 mm.
- Received print files may take as long as two weeks to be printed; the Library will notify the applicant by email when the object is ready for pick-up.
- As in other Library reserves, printed objects will be held for 3 days.
- Prints will cost 5 cents a gram up to $3. If the charge is more than $3, you will be contacted to see whether you would still like your print.
- Fees will be charged to the applicant’s library account, payable upon collection of the print. Cash or check only please.
Submit a file to print to email@example.com.
Submitting files for printing:
Let us know your top three color choices. Available colors: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Gold, White, Red, Teal.
The Library now owns two Full Spectrum laser cutters, the 45W Hobby Laser and the 45W Muse. The laser cutters cut various materials, including wood, acrylic, paper, fabric and more. They can also engrave various materials. For a full listing of specifications, visit the Full Spectrum Material Applications page. The lasers can cut materials up to 1/4" thick, 12" wide by 20" long. (They can engrave thicker materials.)
The library currently hosts a monthly training to use the machines. Once you've completed the training, you may make an appointment to use the machines with staff assistance. Materials used must be on our list of approved materials. (Materials that are sold as 'laserable' are not necessarily approved for the Pfab Lab. Please request the MSDS for any item sold online as 'laserable'.)
Download our list of resources for designing files for the laser cutter.
If you have questions about a specific material that is not on this list or what the laser cutter can do, contact Bette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library offers Maker Kits. Use library equipment to work on projects at home!
The following items are available for members age 12 and up (those under 12 may check a kit out with a guardian's permission):
- Raspberry Pi
- Sewing machine
- Bookbinding kit
- 3D pen
- Stamp carving kit
- Soldering iron
- Brain Flakes building kit
- Graphing calculators
- Toddler microscope
- Viewmaster virtual reality viewers
- Beading tools
- Drawing tablet
- Birdwatching kit
- Power drill
- Weaving kit
- Candle making kit
- Soap making kit
- Beading loom
- Quilling tools
- Ploymer Clay tools
To place a reserve on any of these items:
- Log in to our catalog
- Click on "Booklists"
- Click on "Maker Kits"
- Place a hold on any item listed (one maker kit per card)
- Metal detector kit
- Heat gun
- Snap circuits
- Brush Lettering
- Hand embroidery
The Pfab Lab is currently open for programs and demos. Pfab Lab crafts offer hands-on use of equipment on a rotating basis. See the Pfab Lab schedule for more information on upcoming activities.
If you can't make it to our programs, try checking out a Maker Kit!
Please note: not all equipment will be available for use at all times and use of some equipment requires the completion of a training session. A waiver of liability may be required to use some equipment.
- Flashforge Finder (3)
- 3D pens (3)
- See our 3D Printing page for more information.
- Full Spectrum 45W Hobby Laser
- Full Spectrum 45W Muse Laser
- See our Laser Cutter page for more information.
- SINGER 7258 Stylist sewing machine (4)
- Brother SE 400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine (2)
- Brother ScanNCut (3)
- Green screen and movie making software
- Raspberry Pi computers
- Heat press
- Vacuum former
- Wood burners
- Soldering irons
- Stamp carving tools
- Zutter Bind-It-All
- Knitting needles
- Crochet hook
- Beading looms
- Screen printing tools
- Light box
- Embroidery hoops and needles
- Jewelry pliers
- Mod melts molds
- Glue guns
- Craft supplies (markers, scissors, rubber stamps, etc.)
- Power drills
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Pfab Lab open?
The Pfab Lab is currently open for programs and classes. Current Pfab Lab activities include the Adult Pfab Lab Craft, Adult Coloring Club, Senior Crafternoon. We also offer demos throughout the year.
Are there age restrictions for the Pfab Lab?
Program participants must be at least 8 years old to enter the Pfab lab. Children ages 8-11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. Please see program descriptions for suggested program ages.
How can get I my 3D files printed?
How can I get involved?
Contact Bette at email@example.com for more information about volunteering and teaching opportunities. We are open to working with makers of all types for demos and classes.
Do you accept donations?
Absolutely! We accept craft supplies and tools to be used in future programs. E-mail Bette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have items you wish to drop off at the Library.