NEBRASKA CITY – The Morton-James Public Library at Nebraska City and Beatrice Public Library are among 12 public libraries participating in the Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities project in 2019.
The libraries have been awarded internship grants to work primarily with maker-space grants.
Library Innovation Studios provide technological and innovative learning tools to strengthen the maker culture in Nebraska communities.
The Beatrice studio is scheduled May 27 to Oct. 7. The Nebraska City studio is October to March of 2020.
Equipment associated with similar studios includes 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, textile heat press, button maker and digital media creation.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the award of $44,800 internship grants to 46 public libraries.