• Lynne Kornecki

STC Public Library Foundation Donor Appreciation Event Gives First Peek at Renovations 6-17-2021

Updated: Jun 19


Maggie Brewner, Foundation President, kicks off the evening with her WELCOME remarks.


On June 17, 2021, the new 56,000 square-foot St. Charles Public Library - opening officially to the public on Saturday, July 17 -- hosted a Foundation Donor Appreciation event offering a first look at the city’s beautiful new facility and to recognize the wide-ranging literacy and cultural initiatives the Foundation provides to our community.


“Welcome” remarks by Foundation president, Maggie Brewner, listed the many enrichment opportunities the Foundation spearheads such as “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” which also includes book bags, a cooking demonstration table in the Huntley Community Room, and underwriting music performances in the Carnegie Room, among many others.


Also noted was the 250-pound signature bronze relief art piece, “Porta Passage with Architectural Detail” now installed prominently above the fireplace on the main floor created by talented Geneva, IL sculptor, Larry K. Johnson. The Foundation, again, was instrumental in its selection and in off-setting costs.



Geneva, IL sculptor, Larry Johnson, poses with his wife, Mary Jane, below the bronze relief he created, "Porta Passage with Architectural Detail".


"I am humbled and honored that my work was selected for the new library," Larry said before the formal program to a group of friends and well-wishers.


After “Acknowledgements” by Library Director, Edith Guadiana Craig, tours were led by Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects. A generous reception followed with food provided by the St. Charles-based Blue Goose Market.


To read more about sculptor, Larry K. Johnson’s, work visit: STC Public Library to Feature Bronze Relief by Local Sculptor, Larry Johnson, When It Reopens (foxvalleyartbeat.com)


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