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Supervisor Bill Reilich coordinated a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new Creation Station at the Greece Public Library Main Branch, located at 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard in Greece. Present at the ceremony were Deputy Supervisor Michelle Marini, Senator Joe Robach, Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, Greece Councilmembers Diana Christodaro, Bill Murphy, Josh Jensen, and Mike Barry, County Legislator Brian Marianetti and members of the Library Board; President Kevin Nasca, Eugene Welch, Jamie Slocum and Anthony Weschler. Library Director Cassie Guthrie and Deputy Director and Town Historian, Keith Suhr, were also on hand along with several members of our library staff for the ceremony.

Located directly behind the Information Desk, the Creation Station will be used for a variety of maker opportunities such as 3D printing, which will allow users to create tangible objects from a computer file. The space will also include 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, fabric, and more. The Creation Station was made possible by a state grant secured by Senator Joe Robach.

Library patrons (16 and over) are required to complete an orientation session and user agreement with a library staff member prior to utilizing the 3D printing service. Patrons can bring their own design on a portable drive or use the designs offered by the library. Please call the Greece Public Library at 225-8951 or visit their website at www.greecepubliclibrary.org to register for a scheduled orientation class.

“Offering lifelong learning opportunities was identified as one of the top priorities in the library’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan” said Supervisor Reilich. “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. I am pleased to highlight this new addition to our Greece Public Library Main Branch. I want to thank Senator Joe Robach for securing the funding and always being such a great partner in working with the Town to bring new innovations to our residents.”