Summer Reading is popping out all over the place but take a special look at Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Shirlington branch libraries.
Thanks to some remarkable artists from Department of Parks and Recreation after-school programs, those branches can–for the next few months–boast literary classics come-to-life just outside their doors.
The main materials were clay, steel and plenty of Summer Reading 2013 imagination.
Lubber Run and Drew Kids In Action began by studying coral reefs, followed by reading Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina,” to create the pieces now displayed at Aurora Hills.
Walter Reed Kids In Action took their inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland,” turning Cherrydale’s front lawn into the Queen of Heart’s croquet grounds.
And Carver Kids In Action read the story of “King Midas” and left Shirlington’s back courtyard with some golden creativity.
Arlington Public Library wishes to thank our partners in the Parks and Recreation Creative Arts Resource Team: Jennifer Drobleyn, Roslyn Delos-Reyes, Jeanne Harrison and Elizabeth Steinbach.