“The Reading Girl” – Monument in marble, commissioned by the Public Library in Albany, Oregon. She sits at the entrance to the library, where she delights patrons. Mike said at the dedication, “This piece is about educating women, you start by educating girls.”
The Library Commission says it chose The Reading Girl for a number of reasons, including her human-like qualities and the emotional connection she makes with anyone viewing her. Patrons leave Valentine’s gifts and flowers for The Reading Girl year-round.