Don’t just stare at the perusing bear out front of Lake Wylie’s library. Stop on in and name it.
“The branch has a new patron,” said Nancy Monts-Rayfield, branch director at the public library.
A seated, reading bear now takes up the stump where a large tree once stood. The library’s way of making the best of having to bring down a tree. The bear was installed Tuesday.
“The (library) branch had to cut down a tree and the library’s building superintendent, Mike Hyde, had the great idea of using the stump as the base for our new friend,” Monts-Rayfield said.
Rusty Rayfield, no relation to the library manager, of Wild Wood Chainsaw Carvings in Rock Hill, sculpted the bear. He didn’t give it a name.
“Lake Wylie staff will be accepting entries for a name,” Monts-Rayfield said. “It will be an informal contest with staff choosing the best name and announcing it on March 2.”