The Maker Spot

About The Maker Spot

The Maker Spot is a 4,500 ft2 makerspace on the second floor of the North Richland Hills Library. The Maker Spot is a community workspace where Library cardholders can come to create, explore, collaborate, and innovate. The Maker Spot was funded by a $75,000 Special Projects grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (2015).  

Use of The Maker Spot is free to all residents of North Richland Hills with a NRH Library card. Memberships are required for all adult non-residents who would like to use The Maker Spot. You can learn more about these memberships by visiting the Memberships & Fees page. The NRH Library offers Library cards to anyone who resides in the state of Texas. Stop by any time during the Library’s business hours to get your card and start using The Maker Spot today!

Origins of the Space

The Maker Spot was an idea that originated during the development of a partnership between the Tarrant Makers and the North Richland Hills Library in 2013. In 2014 Library staff applied for a Special Projects grant and were awarded $75,000 to plan, develop, and implement the furniture, equipment, and processes in The Maker Spot. The City of North Richland Hills invested in the infrastructure of the building and finished out the space with power, data, and drywall.

The Maker Spot opened on August 3, 2015, with a grand opening ceremony that was attended by city officials, library staff, community members, volunteers, and representatives from Senator Kelly Hancock’s office.

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We want to hear your maker story! Send an email to info@themakerspot.org with "[Your Name] Maker Story" as the subject, and tell us a bit about your project. Please be sure to include what equipment you used and at least one photo.

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Location

The Maker Spot is located on the 2nd Floor of the
NRH Library
9015 Grand Avenue
North Richland Hills, TX

Hours 

The Maker Spot is open during regular library operating hours.
Staff Available Hours:
Tue: 5:00p-8:30p
Sat: 9:00a-5:00p

Contact

817-427-6850
info@themakerspot.org