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Williams Library Discovery Center: Smith Library Glen


Donated by: Howell and Jeanette Smith and family 
Dedicated: November 14, 2003

Smith Library Glen

The Smith Library Glen is located in the grounds adjacent to the Williams Library Discovery Center and the original Lowrey Lower School building. It is designed to offer students a beautiful environment of trees, colorful plants, reading nooks, gentle shades, open green spaces, and performance vistas. In the evenings, it will be lighted. The Glen is designed to invite students and the community to activities such as storytelling, small group meetings, musical performances, individual reading class gatherings, speakers and other productions.


  • "'Twas brillig" 

- Lewis Carroll, from "Jabberwocky"

  • "The caged bird sings"

- Maya Angelou, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • "But I had no more tears." 

- Elie Wiesel, from Night

  • "I wove my webs for you." 

- E.B. White, from Charlotte's Web

  • "I cannot live without books."

- Thomas Jefferson, from an 1815 letter to John Adams

  • "There is a season.a time to every purpose." 

- Ecclesiastes 3:1

  • "On ne voit bien qu'avec le Coeur. L'essentiel est invisible aux yeux." 

- Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, from Le Petit Prince

  • Fruitless Sweet Gum
  • River Birch
  • Chinese Pistache
  • Autumn Cherry
  • Skip Laurel
  • Conoy Viburnum
  • Running Liriope
  • Dwarf Burning Bush
  • Tea Olive

The Glen