One of our goals is to put a book in every child’s hand to promote a lifetime love of reading. Over 70 new children’s library cards were made in February alone. We are always working to maintain and update the collection. This is especially important in the children’s and young adult area. Suggestions are always welcome to help us improve our collection. Volunteer opportunities are available for high school students wanting to promote books and reading to our younger users. Please inquire with Lauren, our children’s and young adult librarian.
This month the Palisades Park Library is showing three exciting art exhibits. Artist Heejung Kim has contributed paintings and drawings by her students, all Bergen county children. Ranging from watercolors and drywash to acrylic painting, the works of these twenty-three young artists are on display at the north end of our Great Room. Ms. Kim has exhibited with us many times over the years – this will be our first collaboration with her students.
In the main gallery, internationally known artist Ran Hwang has curated a show, starting March 8th, of Singha Kim, an emerging artist. Ran Hwang had her debut show with us over 10 years ago, and since has exhibited her work in Italy, Spain, France, Japan and Korea.
In the southern corridor of our Library, we are showing the wonderful art of Kate Wade, a Bergen county artist. These pieces are painted in acrylic and watercolor.
Along with these exciting artshows, stop by and see the painstaking work of Steve Cavallo and Jooyoung Choi on the murals in the children’s area. See it all come to life as they work on it Wednesday afternoons at 3pm.