Saturday, February 7, 2015

Little Free Libraries Coming to Hattiesburg

I had a wonderful afternoon attending two events, the first one an exhibit of Little Free Libraries at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center. These have been designed, constructed and painted by residents and will be placed in various locations about the city. The variety of types was amazing. Here are only four of the dozens on display. The little houses were displayed on pedestals with information about the builder, painter, and where the house would be placed.

The second event was an exhibit, video, and talk by Rosemary Wells, a children's author and illustrator whose work has spanned more than 40 years and 120 books. In 2002 she received the USM Medallion, an award for distinguished service in the field of children's literature, awarded for her total body of work, rather than for one particular work. 

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