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Idaho And Pacific Northwest History RoomPosted: April 29th 2013 - 11:33 AM
Flights Of Learning StatuePosted: April 29th 2013 - 11:33 AM
"Flights of Learning" Statue
In 2009, Twin Falls Public Library celebrated its 100th birthday. As a thank-you from the community, Art Hoag spearheaded the funding for a reading statue. The statue, "Flights of Learning," was sculpted by Bryce Pettit and is one of twelve in the entire nation. The statue was dedicated on December 15, 2009. To see more pictures of the dedication, click here.
The inscription for the statue reads as follows:
"Flights of Learning"
"Flights of Learning" symbolizes the purpose and mission of a library. A child's life epitomizes learning and children are the reason that we as parents and members of the community shoulder the responsibility to better the world. The opening book is the gateway to learning and the birds are knowledge that once released soar to heights that enrich and enlighten lives. The birds also represent the freedom and opportunity gained through learning. Each bird depicted in the sculpture represents a different area of learning. The owl is symbolic of the sciences and mathematics; the falcon, history; the jay, literature; the meadowlark, music; the hummingbird, fantasy; and the tern, the arts.
Happy 100th birthday to the Twin Falls Public Library
The people of this community and the following major donors present "FLIGHTS OF LEARNING" to the Twin Falls Public Library
The Seagraves Family Foundation:
Mary Alice NolanBonnie Brown
Date: October 2009Artist: Bryce Pettit
The bronze statue project was the vision of Library and Foundation friend, Art Hoag.
Primary Roles Of The Twin Falls Public LibraryPosted: April 29th 2013 - 11:32 AM
Popular materials for children and adults: The Library shall feature current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for people of all ages.Lifelong learning center: The Library shall actively provide timely, accurate, and useful information in a variety of formats to support personal growth and self-education for people of all ages.
Twin Falls Public Library HistoryPosted: April 29th 2013 - 11:32 AM
The Twin Falls Public Library is located near the heart of downtown Twin Falls at 201 4th Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301.The Library began in 1909 when a small group of citizens decided the area needed a place for books. The temporary library moved from building to building (including the Courthouse), and in 1912, the city of Twin Falls agreed to support the Library. From 1913 to 1917, attempts were made to move the Library to a more permanent home; it was hoped that a grant from the Carnegie Foundation would help make this possible. Unfortunately, a disagreement between the Library board, civic leaders, and the Carnegie Foundation committee led to the Foundation from withdrawing the funds. The Library was then moved to the Elks Building and spent 10 years there. In 1938, a Public Works Administration grant was applied for and received, and the Library moved into its current building in November 1939. In 1975, a second addition was added, and a third addition was added in 1991.In 1909, the Library owned 150 books; the Library now owns close to 200,000 items.