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South Sioux City library celebrates launch of new innovation studio

South Sioux City library celebrates launch of new innovation studio

A Siouxland library is now home to a new "innovation studio".

The South Sioux City Library held a ribbon cutting for its new facility this afternoon.

The Nebraska Library Commission was awarded a grant of $530,732 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to put towards new equipment for patrons including a 3D printer, and equipment to make and control robots.

South Sioux City is one of the 16 libraries in state of Nebraska with a facility that expands opportunities for local residents.

“I think it shows that libraries are not just books anymore and that is something we really want to strive and get across that we are innovative and we are out there for the community and for what their needs are,” said Youth Librarian, Odessa Cooley.

The innovation studio is open to the public and is free of charge.

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