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The Art of Summer Reading 2013

Summer Reading is popping out all over the place but take a special look at Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Shirlington branch libraries.

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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.

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And Carver Kids In Action read the story of “King Midas” and left Shirlington’s back courtyard with some golden creativity.

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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.

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  1. Suzanne & Greg Embree says:

    Thanks so much to the Walter Reed Kids in Action for delighting Cherrydale Library summer readers with your wonderfully fun “Alice In Wonderland” outdoor art works! We love them! They tickle us every time we visit the library. Everyone else loves your creations also — folks were praising them at the Cherrydale neighborhood ice cream social. Thanks also to the Parks and Recreation Creative Arts Resource Team for helping this come about.

    We’ll miss seeing them at the end of the summer, but we greatly appreciate your loan.

  2. Suzanne & Greg Embree says:

    Thanks so much to the Walter Reed Kids in Action for delighting Cherrydale Branch Library summer readers with your wonderfully fun “Alice In Wonderland” outdoor art works! We love them! They delight us every time we visit the library. Everyone else loves your creations also — folks were praising them at the Cherrydale neighborhood ice cream social. Thanks also to the Parks and Recreation Creative Arts Resource Team helping this come about.

    We’ll miss seeing them at the end of the summer, but we greatly appreciate your loan.

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