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Kelso Library Centenary Garden stone
It was considered that a carved stone inserted in the garden would acknowledge the fact that the garden was created as a lasting reminder of Kelso Library Centenary on 16th May 2006 for future generations of Kelsonians.
Hutton Stone in Berwickshire were appointed to carry out the work. Natasha Smith from Ancrum made a splendid job of the carving and we were delighted she could attend the unveiling ceremony.
After a lot of discusssion, it was decided that the stone would depict the torch which was for many years the symbol of the County Library throughout Scotland.
The words let there be light which also feature on the front of the building are the motto of Andrew Carnegie the Scottish born philanthropist who granted £3500 to build Kelso Library.
The torch and the wording portray the light that libraries can bring to peoples lives.
Kelso Library Centenary Garden stone, Scotland