Library, Rotary, Western Nevada Supply, Lassen High School students create new library sign

The people of the city of Susanville have a justly earned reputation of coming together to fill a need.

Case in point — the new sign at the Lassen Library District installed Saturday, March 16.

Some of the movers and shakers who created the new sign at the Lassen Library District.

According to a statement from the library, the newly erected and redesigned sign — the product of efforts by library management, the Rotary Club of Susanville, Western Nevada Supply and welding, woodworking and art students at Lassen High School — displays the library’s correct name for the first time in 25 years.

With the library district’s Marshall Leve pushing the project forward, Marty Heath, of Western Nevada Supply, and Morgan Nugent, president of the Susanville Rotary Club and principal/superintendent at LHS led the way.

“Many thanks go to the Susanville Rotary Club, the students and their instructors in the Lassen High School metal shop, woodshop and art classes and to West4er Nevada Supply for supplying the metal portion of the sign,” said Leve. “The community is encouraged to go into the library before it undergoes substantial refurbishing supported by significant state funding.”

Rotarian Mike Kirack, owner of Kirack Construction, puts the finishing touches on the new library sign following its installation Saturday, March 16.

Some library history
In the early 1990s, Lassen County announced it would be closing its library service due to a lack of funds. Although county voters would not support a library, Susanville voters created the Susanville Library District. The old sign — displayed the local mountains and a soaring eagle and announced the Susanville Library District. The old sign was built with donated specially milled lumber crafted by inmates for the woodworking class at the California Correctional Center, was put in place by Rotarians in 1997. Over time, the mountains lost their vibrance, the eagle lost a wing and the library changed its name.

“Today and well into the future, the Lassen Library District will be recognized by its new sign, but more importantly for its staff and their services to our community,” Leve said.