EXPLORE BOOKS, ART, AND MORE AT THE LIBRARY
Materials in the library’s collection include more than 2,000 art-related books covering subjects art history, art appreciation, animals in art, artist biographies, instructional art books, and more.
Over the years the library has been the fortunate recipient of various pieces of donated artwork. These works are on display throughout the library. Many pieces were created by local residents and depict life in our community. The collection includes a variety of styles and mediums.
The library board’s Art Committee works to raise awareness of art in the city and expose members of the community to art who would not normally have that opportunity. Library staff and the art committee collaborate with a various local groups to continually promote art in the community.
Most notable in the library’s collection of artwork are the griffins. Poseidon, named after the Greek God of Water because the Library was located on Fowler Lake and Lac La Belle, and Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom representing the contents of the library, flank the front entrance of the library.
Many pieces were painted by local residents and depict life in our community. Two notable artists in the library’s collection are Charles Dix and Jean Stamsta. Local artist, Anne Slatinsky-Raskopf, designed and painted the lobby mural. The children’s area mural was designed and painted by Laure and Hans Reuters of Woman’s Touch Decorating.