Blue Island Public Library awarded $4,000 Best Buy Community Grant

Last week the Blue Island Public Library received notification that it will be the recipient of a $4,000 Best Buy Grant geared toward "Igniting Teen Potential Through Technology", including coding, 3D printing and more. Alicia Diaz, Head of BIPL's Tech. Annex, wrote the funded grant, with help from Mike Byrne, Head of IT, and plan to use the funds to purchase a 3D printer, develop classes, and work with the students and teachers in the community to expand the many offerings of the Blue Island Public Library's Tech Annex. The Tech Annex currently offers access to a public use recording studio and a myriad of video, audio and design software products as well as various pieces of audio, video and digital equipment. These grant funds will help the library continue to offer new and currently trending resources to students and members of the community and supplement high tech. educational opportunities not necessarily available in all of the local schools. Thanks Best Buy!!

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