GI Public Library needs your help naming a new sculpture

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Cranes are on their way to the Grand Island Public Library - in a more abstract way.

The Grand Island Public Library is getting a large crane sculpture, and wants your help naming it. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

When you walk into the library, you can find a model of what will be a 15-foot tall sculpture of cranes flying mid-air.. It's there, because the library needs your help naming it.

You can drop your most creative name in a box near the replica. The Grand Island Public Library will pick out their favorite in the upcoming weeks.

"Our library is not just a place where you can borrow books. It's a place where you can learn your entire life, and it's a community center," said Steve Fosselman, director of the GI Public Library. "We like a lot of community pride. We like a lot of community input. So this is just another way for people to get involved in their library."

Gary Staab, a world famous sculptor, is the creator. The Staab family has donated a large portion of funds for the exhibit, but the Library Foundation is still collecting donations to raise the rest of the money.

You can call the library at (308) 385-5333 to learn more on how you can donate.

The sculpture is one of the final projects to round out year-long renovations at the library, including a Makerspace and meeting commons.

The final sculpture will sit outside in the entrance plaza. Fosselman said they're hoping to have it there by the fall.