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The unveiling

The Finney County Public Library is home to a new sculpture, funded by donations and fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library and dedicated today.

Date: 4/28/2009

Posted by Kansas Appleseed on 4/28/2009

Published 4/28/2009 in Local News By The Telegram "Journeys of the Imagination," a bronze sculpture of a boy reading, daydreaming of flying on a paper airplane, was created by Utah artist Gary Lee Price. The Friends have been fundraising for a couple of years to purchase "Journeys of the Imagination" and another sculpture, "Mark Twain on a Bench," for the library. Vivian Kinder, Nelda Lewis, Pat Fishback and other Friends members are hoping youth will engage in more activity, including picking up a book, listening to an audio recording, surfing the Internet or watching a video, at the library. But the Friends also are taking a little different approach to helping get more children to the library and helping them realize they can go anywhere through a book and other media the library offers. The group still is raising funds for the Mark Twain sculpture. Friends still needs about $6,000 to cover the remainder of the second sculpture and shipping costs. Anyone wishing to contribute to the "Mark Twain on a Bench" sculpture may do so through a tax-deductible donation. To make a donation, make checks out to Friends of the Library Sculpture Fund and mail or deliver to the library at 605 E. Walnut St., Garden City, KS 67846.