Public Art in the Parks!

Read Boxes in Romulus by Sharlene Welton, Artist

On behalf of the Romulus Library, I painted the “Read Boxes” below. One stands in Fernandez Park, a lovely neighborhood place to play and picnic in Romulus, MI. The other box is located in St. John’s Lodge Park, Romulus. The colorful boxes are filled with books from May to October. Patrons of the library can borrow books to read, replacing them when finished.

I believe that books present opportunities to open our minds and hearts and can lead us to see things in new ways!  Opening up our eyes to other cultures and new places encourages our understanding. I wanted my read boxes to have  inviting, magical feelings to them, hoping that their outer coverings would prompt readers to lift the lids and grab an adventure!

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