Those who head down to the High Point Library will be seeing a lot of activity at the building.

Work has now begun refurbishing the library’s entrance plaza and creating the Rotary Club of High Point Sensory Garden on the Sunset Avenue side of the building.

The garden has been a long time coming.

Rotary Club of High Point President Ken Esposito said he’s happy to see it finally happening.

“The Rotary Club of High Point chose the Sensory Garden as our centennial project in 2018 as a gift to the community,” he stated in a press release. “Even though some time has passed since that decision was made, we remain as committed to this project today as we were six years ago. We look forward to being able to open it to all citizens in the greater High Point area.”

The garden is being designed to stimulate all of the senses.

The High Point Public Library Foundation Board, the organization that spearheaded the fundraising for this project, was of course also pleased with the news. Wil Elder, chair of the Foundation Board, stated: “It has been my honor and privilege to lead the High Point Public Library Foundation during this important endeavor. The Rotary Club of High Point’s Sensory Garden at our library will impact countless members of the High Point Community, and we are incredibly grateful to the many generous donors who helped to make this a reality. The entire foundation board remains passionate about the completion of this project, as well as our future efforts.”

While construction is completed, there will be a temporary path to the library’s entrance, directing people to the Main Street side of the library. Updates on the progress of the project will be posted regularly.

The foundation board is continuing its fundraising efforts with a brick paver campaign. For more information about the project or the campaign, you can visit the library’s website at

The library is still holding events. It will, for instance, host a workshop “Medicare Basics for Seniors” presented by Eric Moser on Thursday, Feb. 29, Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the first-floor Morgan Community Room. Those attending will learn about Medicare and how to fill out the forms correctly in this one-hour lesson.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 1-877-595-7769.