All Are Welcome: We Mean It
For decades, the Library has sported a sign in a brass case just east of its doors. Though beautiful and historic, that sign's sentiments are more than a little out of date. We were therefore delighted this week to put up a new sign, created by our in-house Communications Designer Doreen Pastore in collaboration with other staff. Head Librarian Carolyn Waters and staffers Harry Abarca, Mia D'Avanza, Cathy McGowan, and I (Sara Holliday) joined Doreen in hanging and admiring the sign. Mia and I grabbed snapshots.
Carolyn Waters and Cathy McGowan open the case and carefully take down the vintage sign.
Doreen Pastore unpacks the colorful new sign.
Carolyn and Doreen gently press the new sign into place.
Carolyn locks the brass case with a charming vintage key.
Doreen with her creation.
The new sign reads
ALL ARE WELCOME
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The vintage sign, a unique piece of history hand-painted on wood, will be framed and displayed inside the building.