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Makerspace to be unveiled Dec. 5

Chamber to host "After Hours" event


November 1, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Sidney Public Library's boiler room and storage space was remodeled through October for the new MakerSpace. Remodeling is expected to be completed this week, Andrew Sherman, library director, said. The space only needs reorganization, furniture and new lights to be ready for UNL Innovation Studio equipment arriving around Thanksgiving. The MakerSpace studio will be unveiled with a Dec. 5 Cheyenne County Area Chamber of Commerce event.

Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace will be unveiled Dec. 5 with a Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event.

"We'll have drinks and h'ors d'oeuvres," Andrew Sherman, library director, said. "We'll have the MakerSpace open, all the equipment up and running, producing different stuff so everybody can wonder through the space and see everything in operation."

The MakerSpace is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will establish a telepresence with University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Innovation Studio.

Remodeling on the library space is e...

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