Our Garden Is Growing!

The Children’s Room is getting a mural!! Madison muralist and illustrator Emily Balsley has designed a garden-themed mural for one of our walls in the Picture Book Garden area of the Children’s Room. She will start painting on Tuesday January 23rd and expects to be finished by the end of the week. You are welcome to come by and watch her paint and see how the mural progresses. You may already have seen some of Emily’s work as she has done several murals around town and throughout the area. She has also illustrated a number of books, including the picture book Just the Right Cake by Christina Tosi.

The design and execution of the mural have been funded by the Cathy Norris Memorial Fund through the Hedberg Public Library Foundation. Cathy Norris was a long-time and beloved Children’s Librarian who was instrumental in establishing the welcoming vibe and early literacy practices of the Children’s Room. This mural is a long-awaited addition to our Cathy Norris Picture Book Garden.