Friday, October 24, 2008

Reading Is Magical

And a little child shall lead them . . . 

Janelle reads to Madison in the room where the walls are FULL of imagination!

Caroline reads to Marielle while Esteban and Jack (not related to the girls) 
 creep closer to enjoy it as well.

Esteban and Jack enjoy magic time with mom at the library.

If you don't spend much time in the Childrens' section of Reston Regional Library, you might have missed one of the truly magical areas of the library.  Sure, the computers at child-height are great, and the librarians are extremely helpful, and the collection is extensive, but the true joy of this area is seeing children interact with their surroundings and each other.

In Spring 2006, the Friends of Reston Regional Library  hired a local artist, Sally Carter Meyer of Oak Hill, VA, to turn bare walls into an inviting oasis for children.  The self-taught artist, with her dynamic sense of color and imagination accomplished that goal and then some.  None of us could have forseen the impact this colorful area would have on the children and their parents.

This is just a taste of what's there.  More photos of the mural room tomorrow.  Or, stop by and see it yourself!

Photos by Darlene


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