Our local Library Foundation supports the work of the six libraries in our county system. The board members work to gather support for programs above and beyond what public monies can supply. (With 75% of our taxes going to education, the library shares what remains with roads, recreation, law enforcement, utilities, etc…)
Our next event is a reception for the second annual Student Art Show. One piece of fourth grade art from each of the thirty schools in our county was submitted by the school’s art teacher. These pieces will be framed and displayed in the local libraries for the next year. This is a project that spotlights the art programs in the schools, and adds happy child-created art to the library spaces.
Here are a few pieces from last year:
One of our board members suggested that everything we do should have a connection to the written word, since that is what we are promoting at the library. What a great idea!
So, we are excited to have Linda Ragsdale, an author/illustrator, joining us to help the students (and adults!) make the connection between art and literacy, and to show how art is part of the “real world” beyond school years. Linda has an enthusiastic and encouraging spirit, as well as a touching life story. She is the founder of the Peace Dragon project, and you can read more about her here.
If you happen to be in Franklin, TN on April 6, come join us in our celebration!