Posted by: libraryexplorer | November 8, 2010

Red Deer Public Library

 

 

A statue of statue of Francis Wright Galbraith reading the Advocate.

Francis Wright Galbraith at the Red Deer Public Library.

 

This statue sits just outside the entrance to Red Deer Public Library. It’s a statue of Francis Wright Galbraith reading the Advocate.  Galbraith was the first publisher of the Advocate, and an early Red Deer Mayor.  The statue is © 1996 by sculptor Danek Mozdzenski.

I made my brother and sister-in-law visit the Red Deer Public Library with me last December on our road trip from Calgary to Edmonton. I was impressed with RDPL’s art lending program. They hung works of art by local artists over all the bookshelves, and allowed patrons to borrow a picture for up to three months. The program’s mission was to promote visual literacy among the residents of Red Deer.

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