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3D printer adds to creativity at library


Tonia Copeland

Jamie Carpenter displays a small cup she made using the 3D printer at the Kimball Public Library. Though the cup is not completed, it does demonstrate how important an uninterrupted print cycle is. Carpenter will continue practicing with the printer as well as instruct others on its use during the upcoming maker camp.

The Kimball Public Library received two grants were used to purchase educational tools, including a Leap Frog 3D printer.

"I read some really good reviews of it, but after the first month or so I wished I had gotten a different one," librarian Jamie Carpenter said of the printer. "It was in our price range and now that I know more about it, it isn't so bad."

The Howard and Peggy Atkins Foundation donated $5,000 and the Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund granted the library more than $2,500 toward the purchase of the printer, which cost in the neighborhood of $3,000, as well as several colors...

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