Belle Plaine Public Library
is adding a mural!
We have been working for a few years now to add a mural to the large courtyard wall that is in our back patio. We finally have an artist, a design finalized and we are going to begin the prep and paint process soon! As we get started on the actual painting process we are looking for a little support from those that are willing.
The amount that we had budgeted for this project came in a little shorter than we had hoped, so we are wanting to raise up to $800 by September 23rd to help cover the costs of supplies. This will ensure that the artists can receive the full amount for their time, design, and labor. If you are interested in donating any amount to this project, please visit the library during business hours to make your donation. We can also provide a Donation Receipt for tax purposes for those that ask. Call 620-488-3431 with questions.
Timeline: Ideally, we hope that if we can raise the funds needed by September 21st the artists can begin painting at the end of September to be done just a few weeks later! We will be having an Open House/Mural Unveiling event once it is ready and will be inviting the whole community out to visit our courtyard and the new artwork. More details about this event will be announced when they are available.
About the mural: When we were first imagining adding this mural to our space we realized we wanted it to be a design that all Belle Plaine residents could connect with, not just those that are readers. We worked with an artist to formulate a mural that has iconic scenes from around Belle Plaine and we are very excited to share it with the community! We hope the courtyard can be a place for anyone in the community to come relax during library hours.
Take a look at our Book Reviews tab for some new reviews, if the title is highlighted you can go straight to our library catalog to put a hold on it!