Floyd County, Indiana: The Galena Digital Library Opens Inside a Historic Home Built in 1864
The Galena Digital Library is now open in Floyd County, Indiana. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning to celebrate the new facility.
It puts an emphasis on technology and digital resources. The library features a maker space room with a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laser etcher and sewing machine.
“It’s taken a lot of hard work but it has finally come together,” Floyd County Library Director Melissa Merida said. “The few people who have been through it have been very excited about it. We are happy with the way it has turned out.”
Merida said a second branch was needed in rural Floyd County because many residents with limited internet access do not want to drive to the main branch in New Albany. Space for meetings and for students to work on projects or do homework also will be available at the facility.
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See Also: Floyd County’s Digital Library Preparing to Open (August 11, 2018)
See Also: An All-Digital Branch of the Floyd County Public Library Coming Soon (March 27, 2018)
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