EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) 2.0 Maker Studio in downtown East Lansing, located on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, will close permanently on Friday, Aug. 26.
“The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio has been a wonderful resource for the community,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “A project that was only supposed to be around for four to five months has been open for almost two years thanks to the great response it has received from community members and students alike. With renovations wrapping up at ELPL, we are excited to move the Maker Studio and all of the equipment and programs into our newly renovated library building.”
During two years of operation, the 2.0 Maker Studio has welcomed more than 3,500 people to enjoy programs, events and 3D printing services. The studio’s last day of operations will be Thursday, Aug. 25 from noon-6 p.m. From Aug. 26-Sept. 20, all of the equipment in the studio will be moved back to the library and installed in ELPL’s newly remodeled 1,000-square-foot maker studio.
Community members are reminded that the library will be closed Aug. 26-Sept. 30 to complete the renovation of the building’s interior and transition materials back into the full library space: http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=414. During the closure, patrons can request 3D printing services by visitingwww.elpl.org/maker-studios.
ELPL’s grand re-opening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. Grand re-opening events will include a brief program and ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon and family activities from noon-2 p.m.; including face painting, bubbles, balloon animals and more.