By Ben Lasseter
At the Manti City Library, learning about how the world works from a scientific perspective is fun.
Twice a week, elementary and middle students from the Manti area and beyond check in for Makerspace lessons after their school and homeschool classes. There are 44 students enrolled who participate on a voluntary basis, up from five when it began two years ago.
Library director Cynthia Tibbs Lopez founded the program while working at the library. Most recently, Jeanette Perdue took over the program when she started working as a library assistant in March, right when the COVID-19 pandemic forced virtual learning.