BEATRICE – The Beatrice Public Library is part of a group of libraries named to host one of four rotating maker spaces.
Governor Pete Ricketts’ office says the Nebraska Library Commission was awarded a grant of over $530,000 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the project.
It’s a partnership of UNL, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, Regional Library Systems and the local public libraries.
In addition to Beatrice, the newly selected libraries that will host one of the four rotating maker spaces include those in Kimball, Hastings, Chadron, Blue Hill, Grant, Plainview, Verdigre and Laurel.
Eighteen libraries were previously selected in 2017, among them… libraries in Geneva, Crete and Nebraska City.
Five more libraries will be selected in a final application process this spring. The maker spaces are used to allow people to use technology and education to learn, create and invent.