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The Forest Grove Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support to the Forest Grove City Library through the procurement of private funds. Established in 2000, the Foundation helps to provide an atmosphere of excellence for the library by enhancing the facility and adding to the variety and quality of services and programs offered.

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Ed Carpenter art project

Now that the projects to improve the Children’s and Spanish Language areas are nearly fully funded, the Forest Grove Library Foundation Board of Directors will turn its energies toward raising the funds necessary to install the beautiful glass artwork that world-renowned Portland artist Ed Carpenter has donated to the library in honor of his mother, Molly Starbuck, a long-time library volunteer.

As reported by the Forest Grove Leader on December 26, 2012, Mr. Carpenter donated his design approximately 13 years ago. He will work with local craftsmen — metalworker Eric Canon and woodworker Greg Kriebel — to install the artwork in the foyer of the library, a space designed and built to house the glass sculpture.

The materials and labor to build and install the piece will amount to $50,000. At the completion of the project, the Forest Grove City Library will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular work of art crafted in honor of a wonderful library volunteer.