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Monday, February 18, 2019

3D Printing

If you've been upstairs to Youth Services recently, you've noticed a lot of changes.  One of our newest additions to the department is our 3D printer which was received through a grant.  The library is pretty proud of the accomplishment and is looking forward to teaching our patrons how to create a 3D object. We are also so grateful to the Association of Library Services for Children and Dollar General for providing grant funds, and to Itasca Bank & Trust and First Eagle Bank, who donated funding for filament that makes free student classes possible.

3D printing has been around since the 1980s, when it was first developed for the manufacturing industry.  In 3D printing, material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object.  Materials are added together layer by layer.

Sets of classes for children in grades 3-5 will begin February 22, 25, and 26.  Children must be able to attend all three sessions.  The class will teach children how to design and create a 3D object that they will be able to keep.  Another round of classes will occur on March 6, 13 and 20.  We are hoping to provide more classes in the future.

Spaces are limited, so if you'd like to register for a set of classes, follow this calendar link.  Registration for February begins on the 11th and for March, on February 18.


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