What began as a simple idea to build a sign to bring more attention to the Beverly Library has grown into the new LED sign installed last week.
More than a year ago, the board of directors of the Friends of the Beverly Library discussed how they could help make the library and its events more visible to the community. Trips were made to other community libraries throughout the state to see what was out there in terms of signs. Research was done about different types of signs - from statues and carvings to various boards with letters to change. Following much discussion and research, the group was eventually led to Stewart Signs of Sarasota, Fla.
The 5-foot by 8-foot sign was custom designed and built for the library and delivered in mid-October. The LED sign has a double-sided red matrix display with wireless controls. It will announce various public meetings, programs and activities being held at the library with hopes of expanding its use to announce various appropriate community events.
The purchase was spearheaded by board member Beth Kenyon. Coordination of site preparation and installation was done by board treasurer David Combs. Other community members who offered their assistance included Ed Webb, Miller Plumbing and Electric, Jason Wright, Brooke Buckley, Tom Burchett, Greg McCutcheon, Roger Wright and the Fort Frye Board of Education.
Other members of the Friends of the Beverly Library Board of Directors include Maria Allen, Susanne Burchett, Marilyn Combs, Mary Conner, Sue Sampson and Kay Shreve.
Be sure to look for the new sign on your next trip through Beverly and see what the library has to offer for you.
THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY
Family Movie Night Is planned for Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Beverly Public Library. There will be a showing of a family-friendly movie with snacks to follow. November 16, will be the monthly book discussion at noon. The discussion is open to all ages. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Lunch is free with the discussion.
Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.