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A permanent artwork was revealed at Shetland Library today

A permanent artwork was revealed at Shetland Library today as part of Book Week Scotland 2014. The artwork, called High Standards, was created by the artist Rosemary Cunningham who A permanent artwork was revealed at Shetland Library today that the illustrated flags and the locally crafted wooden flagpole were an expression of Shetland Library’s unique place in the community, as well as touching on Shetland’s craft and seafaring culture. The artwork was inspired by Dear Library, a poem written by the best-selling Scottish author and playwright Jackie Kay, as part of Book Week Scotland. It is hoped that it will encourage people to visit the library and to begin, or to continue, reading. Rosemary Cunningham commented that Dear Library highlighted the important role that libraries could play at every stage of an individual’s life, from childhood to old age. Karen Fraser, the executive manager of Shetland Library, commented that Rosemary Cunningham had captured the warmth, liveliness and variety and that her design brightened the outside of the building while being totally in keeping with the historic surroundings.