Created and installed by Michael Frasca, Grand Prize Winner of the 1996 Bicentennial Sculpture Competition, this 22' high ceramic work commemorates the Bicentennial of the settlements of Centerville and Washington Township in 1796.
"The Record" not only represents books in the library, but also the history of Centerville and Washington Township and the knowledge of the pioneer, farmer, and villager who settled here.
This bronze, life-size sculpture conveys a brother and sister's love of books and the thirst for knowledge by all children. Sculpted by artist Gary Price, it is permanently located in the plaza area near the front entrance of Woodbourne Library.
The sculpture is a gift of Dorothy R. Yeck, who served as President of the Washington Township Public Library from 1974 through 1980 during the period when Woodbourne Library was conceived and built.