IDAHO FALLS -- A $50,000 grant distributed to Idaho libraries is aimed at helping them create `makerspaces' and change with the times.
Makerspaces are areas where people can gather to create, invent and learn, replacing the concept of libraries as just book warehouses.
The Post Register reports that some of the grant money went to the Snake River School Community Library in Blackfoot and the Ada Community Libraries, which operates four branches.
Also receiving grant money was the Community Library Network, made up of eight libraries in Kootenai and Shoshone counties; the Gooding Public Library; and the Meridian Library District, which operates two libraries.
Take It Idaho initiative distributed the grant money that came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Micron Foundation.