Library artwork should be preserved

To the Editor:

In response to a recent complaint by a visitor to the Carnegie Library, the Little Falls City Council removed some artwork from the library. It was a pencil sketch of a famous painting by Michelangelo. This gift was drawn by an inmate of the Morrison County Jail and given to the library in thanks for books sent to jail inmates.

In appreciation for the gift, and because it was a copy of a very famous work of art, the Friends of the Library provided funds to mat and frame this artwork so it could be displayed.

The City Council has not made public its plans for the drawing. The Friends of the Library would like to be assured that such an expression of gratitude for the library’s services be preserved, if not put on public view, at least kept safe in the Friends archives, as confirmation of the contribution the library makes to this community. — Echo Kowalzek, Little Falls