Supervisor Bill Reilich recently coordinated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new Creation Station at Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester.
The ceremony featured visits from Deputy Supervisor Michelle Marini; State Sen. Joe Robach, R-56th District; Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, R-134th District; councilmembers Diana Christodaro, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen and Mike Barry; County Legislator Brian Marianetti, R-7th District; and library board members Kevin Nasca, president; Eugene Welch; Jamie Slocum; and Anthony Weschler. Cassie Guthrie, library director, and Keith Suhr, deputy director and town historian, were on-hand along with several library staff members for the ceremony.
The Creation Station, located behind the Information Desk, offers various maker opportunities, such as 3-D printing so that users can create tangible objects from a computer file. The space includes 10 Cricut machines, which is a wireless design and cut system that allows users to create a variety of objects from paper, vinyl, poster board and fabric.
The Creation Station was made possible by a state grant secured by Robach.
Library patrons ages 16 and older are required to complete an orientation session and user agreement with a library staff member before utilizing the 3-D printing service. Patrons can bring their own design on a portable drive, or use the designs offered by the library. Call (585) 225-8951 or visit greecepubliclibrary.org to register for an orientation class.
“Offering lifelong learning opportunities was identified as one of the top priorities in the library’s 2017-19 strategic plan,” Reilich said. “The goal is for library visitors to have access to services and materials to explore topics of personal interest, and to continue learning throughout their lives.”