Martin Library hosting 3D printing event

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Manuel Gomes of York City works in the public computer area at Martin Library in York City Thursday, October 18, 2018. The library was named "Library of the Year" at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference. Statewide nominations were considered with Martin chosen as the first library in Pennsylvania to earn the award. Bill Kalina photo

Martin Library will be hosting a 3D printing event in September that library officials hope will inspire teenagers to pursue related career fields in STEM.

The event is happening during three one-hour sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Teen Forum room of Martin Library, located at 159 E. Market St.

"I think what we're wanting to do is just begin scratching the surface for teens and the options for the future," said Mina Edmondson, director of Martin Library. "You can get involved in this and learn the skills and come out with a high-paying job."

The event will be be hosted by Lee King and Soji Otuyelu, two engineers who are part of the locally based technology company Resin8, who will be guiding teenagers through the processes of 3D printing. 

Registration for the event is required and can be done until Tuesday, Sept. 10. Interested teenagers can register via the York County Libraries website,

The focus of the event will be applying 3D printing to practical uses, such as creating prosthetic limbs or a simple tool to fix a car, Edmondson said. 

"Helping people to see that there are options to 3D printing will really make changes in how we see the future," Edmondson said. 

Recently, several York County libraries received a combined $2 million in grants from The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Martin Library was one of the libraries included in the program, and it plans on using part of the grant money to expand a teen area with digital media labs.

Earlier this year, Resin8 partnered with Martin Library for several other STEM-related events. 

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