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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota: Huge Kid Reading a Book

Sculpted out of 12 tons of concrete, a 15-foot-long kid lounges while reading a book in his lap. Built to be climbed on.

Frazee St., Detroit Lakes, MN
Downtown, in front of the library. On the south side of Frazee St., just west of its intersection with Washington Ave.
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Big reader.

Huge Kid Reading a Book

Still lookin' good!

[Olivia L., 08/13/2019]

I'm a big reader.

The Reader.

Huge Kid Reading a Book

This thing is huge!!

[Joe Orost, 06/22/2019]

You should see his library.

Kid reading book.

Huge Kid Reading a Book

In front of the Public Library in Detroit Lakes is a huge, brand-new statue of a child reading a book. It was designed with the intention for kids to climb and pose on it.

[BS Meyer, 11/12/2015]

The statue, by local sculptor Hans Gilsdorf, was unveiled Sep. 10, 2015. Although it looks like bronze, it's actually epoxy-coated concrete -- bronze would be too hot to climb on.

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