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Salmon Arm college library Welcome Cube an open door world languages – SA Observer

January 30, 2024
Sculpture designed by library technician Shayla Diekert

Okanagan College is a place of welcome.

Derived from the Old English “wilcuma,” meaning desire or pleasure, and “cuma,” meaning guest, “desired guests” are welcomed to the college in more than 650 languages.

The world-wide words of welcome or equivalent inscribed on a colourful cube sculpture in the library are a labour of love that library technician Shayla Diekert began seven months ago.

Among Diekert’s many jobs is creating library displays, and none are more complex than the welcome cube.

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