I'm excited to see the Young Readers' Reverie mural completed on the terrace at our library. There is a connection between art and libraries that seeps into our community. Libraries provide access to information and the potential power to grow and evolve as an individual. Art lends itself to innovation through discussion, reflection, and critique. Both are avenues for change and growth.
I learned the concept of Plant. Grow. Harvest. through innovator John Kao. Gardeners of course know this concept; but in the case of art + libraries: we plant the seed that inspires life literacies, we grow our next generation of learners, and we harvest through community impact and leadership. Art in public spaces allows passive and active ways for our community to reflect, discuss, and critique the world around them.
Thank you again to the artists Natalia Corazza & Raven Cook, along with the Sovereign family, our Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation, and donors that supported the creation. We are excited to inspire others and plant - grow - harvest.
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