Downtown library wants Edmontonians to make their marks
Graffiti and live music to send off Stanley A. Milner before library closes for 3-year renovation
Words like 'noisy' and 'messy' generally don't describe libraries — but those are the exact words being used to describe a send-off party planned for the Stanley A. Milner Library.
"Noisy and messy and different," said Richard Thornley, the library's manager. "People can come make a big mess."
Edmontonians are invited to make their marks on the 50-year-old building during a graffiti open-house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
- Major renovations to close Edmonton's downtown library for up to three years
- Stanley Milner library closing for renovations at end of December
Thornley said this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a near-empty public space. The library will shut down on Dec. 31 for a three-year renovation project.
"We wanted to make noise and send off that building," he said.
Staff will hand out crayons, markers and paint so library lovers can leave messages on the walls. The event will also feature live music.
Books and resources from the library are being relocated to Enterprise Square.
The temporary location will open on Jan. 3, and will stay open until the Stanley A. Milner revitalization project is completed in 2020.