“New Heights Dedication”

Artist Gary Staab’s sculpture “New Heights” comes to the Library

The name of the sculpture, “New Heights,” was submitted by community member Norbert Wenzel
during the naming contest in 2019. World-renowned artist Gary Staab is a Grand Island
native. He is pleased to be able to bring his crane art to help beautify Grand Island and bring
awareness to sandhill cranes and their migration story.

The majority of the value of this sculpture has been given through a generous financial gift
by the Staab family of Grand Island and an in-kind gift of labor by the sculptor. The Grand
Island Public Library Foundation has conducted fundraising efforts to provide the seating wall,
electrical, landscaping, taxes, and other related expenses necessary for completion of this landmark addition to our community’s quality of life amenities.

A community-wide dedication ceremony will be held September 24th at 5:30 P.M. at the Grand
Island Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend.

“New Heights” by artist Gary Staab

Crane Sculpture to be installed at Grand Island Public Library

August 19, 2021 10:00 am

The name of the sculpture, “New Heights”, was submitted by community member, Norbert Wenzel during the naming contest in 2019.  Artist Gary Staab, is a world-renowned artist and Grand Island native. He is pleased to be able to bring his crane art to help beautify Grand Island and bring awareness to sandhill cranes and their migration story.

The majority of the value of this sculpture has been given through a generous financial gift by the Staab family of Grand Island and an in-kind gift of labor by the sculptor. The Grand Island Public Library Foundation has conducted fundraising efforts to provide seating wall, electrical, landscaping, taxes, and other related expenses necessary for  completion of this landmark addition to our communities quality of life amenities.

A community-wide dedication ceremony will be announced once the sculpture is in place. Follow both the Library and Foundation’s social media channels to follow the project as it is installed and for the latest on the pending dedication ceremony.

Volunteerism

We are proud to have amazing volunteers at the Grand Island Public Library!

Special thanks to Kim Mettenbrink, Volunteer Coordinator for her work recruiting, training and scheduling our talented and dedicated volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, click here https://giplf.org/volunteer/

Enjoy this article from the Grand Island Independent about the program.

https://theindependent.com/news/local/making-a-difference-volunteering-at-the-library-is-something-for-everyone/article_7420ea80-d213-11eb-82c5-ff29f61cf317.htm