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Durham County Library secures $40K grant for Maker + STEAM program

The Durham County Library has received a $40,000 grant to expand its Maker + STEAM program, which offers technological and artistic resources to the community.

The grant, made possible by the State Library of North Carolina, will be used to purchase an updated laser cutter, mobile battery banks and 3D scanners, according to a news release from the library.

The Maker + STEAM unit also plans to develop new training opportunities for users and partner with local organizations to provide equitable access to their new technologies. The new programs and technologies are expected to become available later this year. More information about the Maker + STEAM program is available on the unit’s website.

The State Library of North Carolina distributed over $2.5 million in grants to support technology education initiatives across the state. The grant is made possible by funding from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and is administered by the State Library of North Carolina as part of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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