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Library receives laser cutter

Arrives in town on huge pallet

As one of six recipients of this year’s Kreutz Bennett Grant, specific for communities of 3,000 people or less, the Bridgeport Public Library is the proud new owner of a $19,451.00 Helix laser cutter which arrived in late July on a large pallet to the library’s front doors. The laser cutter joins the maker space room which already includes a vinyl cutter, heat press, button maker, sewing machine and design software.

The late Shirley Kreutz Bennett was a lifelong educator from Harvard, Nebraska and her endowment fund was set up to grant libraries money for repairs, renovations and create programing. The fund has also been used to prepare libraries to become accredited, which opens the door to state funding for them. Some of the matching funds for the Bridgeport grant came from the Oregon Trail Foundation and the Bridgeport Community Foundation.

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