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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Irving Public Library Awarded TSLAC Grants

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Irving Public Library has recently received two grants to continue expanding MiY Zone makerspace activities in our community! 

At West Irving Library, the MiY Digitizing Lab is being created for patrons to use to digitize older media like photos and video on VHS. The space will also include podcasting equipment, a lightbox, an ION Audio Premier LIP and more. 

Library staff at West will also use technology like Sphero Bolts, India, Cue and Dot programmable robots, Codrones, 3D Doodler pens, science kits, and a mobile kitchen to provide fun and engaging programming for all ages starting in October. 

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant #LS-249990-OLS-21).* (2021)

The library is also acquiring a cargo van that will be outfitted to serve as a mobile makerspace and community engagement vehicle. The van will be called MiYGO and is expected to hit the streets of Irving in 2023. 

This program is funded (in part) by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant # LS-252486-OLS-22).* (2022). Additional funds were provided by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

For more information on the library’s current MiY Zones, please visit: https://www.cityofirving.org/3800/MiY-Make-It-Yourself-Zones 


For more information on the Friends of the Irving Public Library, please visit: http://friendsofirvinglibrary.com/ 

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