Creation Station at library hosts grand reopening

The Creation Station at the North Platte Public Library hosts a "Grand Reopening" Wednesday to give tours and show patrons what they have to offer. (Source: Holly Barraclough, KNOP TV)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Buttons, vinyl sayings and embroidery projects are just some of the things people can create at the North Platte Public Library's Creation Station.

Wednesday they celebrated their "Grand Reopening." The Creation Station opened earlier this year and has been constantly adding machines and classes along the way.

Library Director, Cecelia Lawrence, said to use the equipment is free, the patrons just have to pay for the materials they use.

She said the area is very popular and the possibilities are endless.

"I think for me, I know the value of a public library and what it does for a community and having a public library that has a Creation Station or a Maker Space area, that is our future," said Lawrence, "This is a wonderful place, you know, kids spend a lot of time on their cell phones and watching TV and North Platte has a great recreation movement, fantastic, but this another venue for kids and families to come to and really have a lot of fun."

Lawrence said they also have workshops they host that can help people see what they can create with their machines. She said if anyone is interested in creating something, to call the library for availability.

Read a previous story KNOP did on the Creation Station here.