Governor Pete Ricketts is coming to Verdigre. He will be at the Verdigre Public Library on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The occasion is an Open House celebrating an innovative collaboration between public schools and public libraries. Verdigre library is one of only six libraries across Nebraska participating in the "Sparks Grant: NE Schools & Libraries Break the Ice and Ignite Internet Relationships". The collaboration also includes NE Library Commission, IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and State of NE Office of the CIO.
What the Sparks grant looks like in Verdigre is from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. the NE Unified District #1 shares its wifi with the public library, so those of you using wireless devices are invited to see if you can tell a difference from daytime library speeds (20 mbps) to evening school speeds (70 mbps). Other towns participating in the Sparks grant are Genoa, Bancroft, Wymore, Imperial and Bayard.
Everyone is invited to meet and greet Governor Ricketts in Verdigre. The Library Open House with light refreshments will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. Bring your camera and a friend.