Why you can't pick those letters up!
Have you ever tried to pick up one of the letters on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library? You are not alone! Many of our library visitors, both young and old, attempt to pick them up when they spy them on the ground. The bronze letters spell out the title of the sculpture in the fountain "T-R-A-N-S-E-N-D-U-R-A-N-C-E" beginning with the "T" at the fountain and ending with the "E" in front of the building. The sculptor, Douglass Warnock, entitled his work Transendurance, a compound word inspired by the two qualities he thought best exemplified the struggles and achievements of the people of Fort Smith over the years: transcendence and endurance. We invite everyone to come by the Main Library and enjoy this unique sculpture and peaceful fountain setting.You can read more about the sculpture, other works of art on display at the library, and the library architecture here.