Proposed mural in new library children’s area

LOGAN — They are still looking at a completion date in the fall but it might be later in the season for the new Logan Library building in downtown Logan.

On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, library director Karen Clark said because of the harsh, cold winter it has put the work a little bit behind.

However, the work moves right along and they are looking for artists to help design a new sculpture.

“We are. We’re looking for a site-specific sculpture for the public plaza near the west entrance of our new library. It’s going to ‘highlight the library as a place of learning and community and is complementary to the architecture of the new library’, is the theme of it.  And we just wanted to let everyone know that we are using donated funds for this sculpture piece, and that we have a public art committee who is helping us select the artist,” she explained.

Clark said it will rest on an eight-by-eight(foot) concrete pad.   Another nice feature of the new library will be a children’s area with a beautiful mural.

“It will be, we have a beautiful children’s area designed with these two lovely trees that will highlight spring and summer, actually, for the library because they’ll be in the greenish colors. And that will make our library be bright and it’s just right on the main floor where you come in , and you’ll have windows that will see it from the outside. Then on the north wall of the children’s area we’re going to put this mural up.”

She said the artist for the mural is Traci O’Very Covey who also did a hallway mural for the Salt Lake International Airport.

Clark said they have been busy at their temporary location at the Logan City Service Center (950 W 600 North). She said in addition to providing library services they are helping people get sandbags to prepare for possible flooding this spring.

“We are doing sandbags for Logan city residents down here at the library. Patrons and the public who need them for their homes can come here with proof of address that they live in Logan and they can get ten sandbags and then there’s sand over here on the west side of the parking lot.”

Other area cities and towns in northern Utah are also making sand bags available fo

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