On Friday, July 25 the Cascade branch of KDL revealed the “Come Read with Me” sculpture donated in memory of Helen Lewis. The sculpture was commissioned by Helen’s husband, Jack Lewis, and her family and friends. Donations were also made by the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation, the Meijer Foundation, the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, Claude and Marion Robinson and David and Michelle Bottrall.
Helping to dedicate the sculpture were Jack Lewis, sculptor Tuck Langland, Cascade Branch Manager Diane Cutler, Cascade Township Supervisor and Meijer Foundation representative Michael Julien, and Dr. Michael Washburn, retired Superintendent of Forest Hills Public Schools where Helen taught for many years.
“Come Read with Me” depicts a seated woman holding a book in an outstretched arm. She has plenty of room to welcome children who want to sit on her lap or curl up beside her. The sculpture will be permanently displayed in the children’s area of the library.
The ceremony also kicked off a bronze sculpture show from Sculptureworks, Inc. Over sixty bronze pieces are displayed high and low throughout the library to view and purchase. Ten percent of every purchase will support the Friends of the Cascade Library. The show will run through October.
Be sure to stop by the Cascade Branch to see “Come Read with Me” and the many other sculptures on display!
Posted by: Shannon