In keeping with what has become an tradition at the Westchester Square Library, the front window holds a display in honor of Black History Month, Valentines Day, and President Barack Obama.
The library, at 2521 Glebe Avenue, has been in operation from 1937, and for the past 18 years, Sandi Lusk, of the Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Association, has been decorating the front window and capturing the eye of residents walking through Zerega.
“This is one of the few libraries that still has a display window. It’s a very old fashioned kind of thing and a nice thing to have in this community,” said Lusk. “We decorate it for the holidays, seasons, current events, or other educational stuff.”
In honor of this exciting time in history, the window display reflects all that has occurred and will occur from January and February.
“Myself and Woody Brundage chose Obama in honor of Black History Month and Presidents Day, one man that embodies both,” said Lusk.
Lusk said, “At the time our kids were young and another mother and myself decided it would be fun, so we asked if we could decorate it and they said sure,” said Lusk. “She doesn’t do it anymore, but Woody helps now and he also helps run the arts and crafts program.”
“Volunteers play an important role of support at The New York Public Library, and Sandi Lusk is very involved,” said Aurea Garcia, library site manager for the library.
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