Ekstrom says Farewell to the Stairwell

Cupcake Celebration April 17 Commemorates Ekstrom’s Evolution to 21st Century Library

Just as Michelangelo removed everything that wasn’t David, the first floor of Ekstrom’s east wing will be artfully hewn into comfortable, exciting and tech-savvy space. The transformation takes place this summer, with the new first floor to be completed by the Fall seFarewell sign text jpegmester. The changes are part of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan to transform relationships, collections and spaces so that the U of L Libraries become a nationally recognized model of user-focused, research library services.

As a first “step” in the renovation, the large, iconic, concrete staircase, which has greeted visitors for 34 years, will be removed. In honor of their past service, the stairs will be painted with poetry and color over the week of April 13th.

On April 17th from 3-5 p.m., the Libraries will host a “Farewell to the Stairwell” event, with cupcakes and commemorative buttons available for all visitors.

Please come and help us celebrate Ekstrom’s rebirth.

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