Tuesday, October 20, 2020

"Mind Games" by Natalie B.

"Mind Games" by Natalie Belin, age 35, using acrylic paint.

"This piece describes how an individual is attached to food and judged by society."

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

"Spookley" by Aaron & Rie L.


"Spookley" by Aaron and Rie Lauver, using felt, craft foam, ribbon, fabric, fake leaves, and sharpie markers.

Request the book and/or movie about Spookley HERE.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

"Skull in the Night" by Liliana D.

"Skull in the Night" by Liliana D'Andrea, age 13, using glow-in-the-dark acrylic paints, black light acrylic paints, and black acrylic paint on canvas.

"Halloween Spirits" by Mary Jane S.

“Halloween Spirits” by Mary Jane Smoley and various members of Three Rivers Quilters.

Circa 1990, 46”x 46”, 100% cotton fabric, pieced and appliquéd, machine pieced and machine quilted.

"This wall hanging is the result of a “brown bag challenge.” I appliquéd the silhouette of the witch and placed it in a plain brown bag. Five other women were in the exchange, too. Every month we would exchange brown bags. The first month’s challenge was to enlarge the block by adding other blocks. At the next exchange we were to add a pieced border; the next month we were to add an appliquéd border. Then we added embroidery. Then the bags were returned to the owner. I added the final border. Every month we were given a different bag and we never saw each other’s work or our original bag. We never received the same bag twice. I was shocked how my plain witch block really came alive. I never did learn who worked on my wall hanging!" 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

"Bad Kitty" by anonymous


"Bad Kitty Reads Banned Books" colored by anonymous 

Check out Bad Kitty's books HERE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

"Phantom Tollbooth" inspired sketches by Gayle M.

Gayle Manculich, age 52, colored pencil and ink sketches based on book illustrations from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster

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Friday, September 18, 2020

"Bear Hunt" by Susan M.

"Bear Hunt"

By Susan McClellan, age 54, painted with watercolors.

Inspired by We're Going on a Bear Hunt written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

September - Literary Art!

For September 2020, let's see your Library love with some literary art! 

Send us a picture of your art made with books, about books, inspired by books or book characters, or inspired by a library experience!

Did you know that September is Love Your Library month? During the month of September, all donations will be matched (up to $500) on a pro-rated basis, thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation. Learn more about the various ways you can donate HERE.

You can make an online donation HERE to show your library love!

 Not sure what to do for our September theme of Literary Art? 

Below are two examples made by Ms. Dani and her daughter to help spark your creativity...

"Giant Peach" drawn by Ms. Dani using crayons and pencil. 
Inspired by James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Request the book HERE.

"Book House" created by Corrina, age 4, using books.