When visiting the Central Library, have you seen this portrait on the second floor near the DeBakey Community Room? Who is this person? Or maybe you've seen a sculpture sitting in the garden area on the North side of the building? What is the sculpture's purpose?
Lynda M. Carlberg was the director of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System from 1978 to 1997. Leaving a legacy of professional excellence on every level, her tenure as director was marked by many achievements, the most notable being the passage of a twelve million dollar capital improvement bond that provided for the building or remodeling of all thirteen libraries in the parish. She has been memorialized by the presentation to the public of a garden and sculpture, located on the north side of the Central Library. The Library Board of Trustees established a Certificate of Merit in her name, recognizing a Calcasieu Parish Public Library staff member for outstanding service “In recognition of exemplary contributions to Calcasieu Parish Public Library and its patrons.” The Lynda Mills Carlberg Service Award recognizes a Calcasieu Parish Public Library staff member for outstanding service to the library. Twelve recipients have been recognized since 1998.