Monday, November 07, 2016

Forbes Library Mural and Collaboration with Kids!

Earlier this fall, I transformed the stairwell leading to the children's department in Forbes Library. Here's a look! I wanted to design a space that would inspire young readers and celebrate the city of Northampton. I celebrated with the community this past Saturday, complete with comically oversized scissors for the ribbon cutting!

Each window in the mural offers a glimpse of a book by an author who has lived in Western Mass.

Kids who came to the ribbon cutting ceremony got to help me finish the mural by drawing flowers on the Library Lawn! With the addition of flowers drawn by the youngest patrons of Forbes Library, the mural is complete!

P.S. Here's a before picture, to remind you what the stairwell used to look like...

And voila!

To see the full photo album on facebook, click here!

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