The Jasper Public Library plans on bringing a mobile maker space to the county in 2020.
Based on an idea from the Los Angeles Public Library, the library plans on using a $120,000 grant to outfit a commercial van with STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — gear and a mobile internet hotspot.
“As we considered what to do, we decided that it needed to be something that would impact the whole county,” Library Director Christine Golden said.
The library received a Ready Communities Implementation grant for the mobile makerspace from the Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) board. ROI’s grant is made possible with a $25,870,000 grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Golden explained that the mobile makerspace idea hit several key impact points the ROI grant program was attempting to address in Southern Indiana…