Grand Island Library looks to add tech, teen rooms
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —
Technology, teen rooms and better parking spaces - it's a $1.6 million project at the Grand Island Public Library.
It's part of the "Reinvest in your Library" renovation plans that have kicked off with a fundraising campaign on Wednesday.
Part of the renovations will include improved meetings rooms, parking and plaza as well as a teens and maker-space.
"The maker space has a lot of different equipment in it and tools and circuitry and ways to learn digital media production - all of these things are part of our services and libraries are doing them, we just haven't done it yet," said Steve Fosselman, director of the Grand Island Public Library.
The library has raised about 70 percent of the funds, which came from two major donations.
No tax dollars will be used in the project.
They hope to raise the remaining $500,000 from community donations.