October 4, 2015

Chicago Public Library Receives $1 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

From CBSChicago:

Mayor Emanuel has announced a $1 million grant from the Gates Foundation which is designed to help move the Chicago Public Library into the future with more technology.

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From WGN-TV:

The money will fund an innovative program in which the library system will partner with libraries in Denmark, to experiment with technologies like 3-D software and 3-D printing.

See Also: Chicago Public Library Scheduled to Open a Pop-Up Maker Space on July 8th (June 20, 2013)

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