Library offers 3D design for youth

Sign up now through Nov. 15


LA SALLE - Thanks to a generous grant from Project Next Generation, an opportunity offered by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, the LaSalle Public Library will offer “I Speak 3D 3.0,” a distance-learning, web-based program, especially for youth ages 11 through 14.

Registration for the program began Nov. 1 and will conclude on Nov. 15. The program begins on Monday, Nov. 22 and will include four weeks of project-based learning that will consist of participant independent and mentored learning. Participants, using Tinkercad, will learn basic 3D design and concepts, which they will use to design four objects that will be printed on the Library’s 3D printers.

I Speak 3D 3.0 is free and open to the public. Requirements are any type of computer or iOS tablet and an internet connection. A limited number of tablets are available for youth who do not have access to a device.

To register, please e-mail Rachael Blomquist, Program Mentor, at or call the Library at (815) 223-2341. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette St., LaSalle and is ADA compliant and welcoming.