The new Boise Library sign was installed in January 1995, and has been copyrighted.
Immediately after the addition went live, the community loved the exclamation point and children chanted library as if it were a rallying cry whenever they drive by. When contributing donations, donors wrote their checks out to Library! with exuberance.
Other members of the Boise public were not as thrilled, pointing out that the exclamation point was unprofessional, vulgar and self-congratulatory. These complaints usually hit Olivier to his core, as they came in on the comments cards at his Boise pizzeria. Appreciation and acceptance for the excitement in the message has definitely prevailed, since the Boise’s Public Library remains a library to get excited about!