Library commissions stone sign

Apr 29, 2014
A big chunk of Jonesboro Red has arrived at Rockland’s Sail, Power and Steam Museum to be sculpted into a sign for the city’s library lawn. Pictured from left are sign committee members Ed Miller, Kit Stone, carver Joe Auciello, Brian Harden and Carol Maines.

Rockland — The Rockland Public Library Endowment Association and the Friends of the Rockland Public Library have commissioned a new stone sign for the front lawn. The sign is intended to bring more visibility to the library, located at 80 Union St.

City stone carver Joe Auciello, who has a studio at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, will be creating the sign from a large piece of granite that weighs 5,800 pounds. The granite is the same Jonesboro Red found on the original library building. The final design will be a book showing a cover and pages with “Rockland Public Library” on the front. The City of Rockland has accepted the donation of the sign from the library organizations.

No date for completion has been set, but June is a working goal. The public is invited to view the project as it unfolds; the museum is at 75 Mechanic St., adjacent to Snow Marine Park. For more information, contact the museum at 701-7627, 596-0200 or sailpowersteammuseum@gmail.com; or call Rockland Public Library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

The granite is lowered into place.
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