we were recently invited, along with our other "Come Together" friends (ATHICA & Treehouse Kid+Craft) to participate in the public library's Family Fun Day Event. the theme was Books! of course & the Friends of the Library provided plenty of decomissioned library books for inspiration and to use for the projects and lots of volunteers to help with our projects.
We chose origami book folding, ATHICA chose relief prints on old children's book pages & Treehouse made a large cloth book sculpture from canvas that everyone could contribute a drawing or passage to. we were really inspired by all of the art that surrounded us on that sunny day.
The library also recently received a new outdoor mural by Nick Napoletano and outdoor metal sculpture by Robert Clements in conjunction with the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and both were dedicated at the event with a ribbon cutting. There was music courtesy of local duo, Hawk Proof Rooster & a petting zoo full of fun animals provided by Sam's Path & Sandy Creek Nature Center. And the fun day ended with a lovely puppet show with Peter Hart of Puppet Atlanta sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
we are so very lucky to have such a great public library & we reccomend everyone visit it!