The Blueberry Reader

Sculptor Brian Kerr, Bayfield WI

The Blueberry Reader was installed in 2002. It was funded with a Chequamegon Bay Arts Council grant, private donations, memorials, and in-kind donations. It is made from steel and sits on a stone base. The search for the perfect rock base was a fun community effort. Lakehead Construction moved the rock base from the Brule “dump” to library grounds. The sculpture was transferred to smaller rocks during the 2017-2018 expansion. The sculpture measures 4 feet X 4 feet X 2 feet.


Lakehead Constructors, Inc. of Superior, WI donated equipment and the expertise of its employees Friday, July 12, 2002, to lift and move a 15.5 ton rock for the Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library in Iron River, WI. The rock serves as the base for “Blueberry Reader”, a sculpture designed by Bayfield artist Brian Kerr and funded in part by the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council.

Among those to be thanked for their generous donations of time, equipment, and money are Lakehead Constructors, Inc., South Shore Sand and Gravel, Inc., Dalton Transportation of Iron River, Town of Brule and its Employees, Brule Refuse Transfer Station, Town of Iron River and its Employees, private donors from Iron River, sculptor Brian Kerr, and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council.
— From a press release dated July 11, 2002