A plaque was dedicated in 1954 in memory of Frances L. Meyer, who was the head children’s librarian from 1911 until her death in 1951. Using memorial contributions, Los Angeles sculptor Lowell Grant was commissioned to create a work of art showing Miss Meyer during a story hour.
Another plaque, directly to the south of the Meyer plaque, was a Grant commission of a local family that was later donated to Mead Public Library by the family.
Grant won scholarships to 12 art schools in Seattle and Los Angeles. His work can be found in public buildings and private collections on the west coast. His primary interest in sculpting was work symbolizing children and families.