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So Many Books Here


Item#: 2017SYR08

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Poem Inspiration Location

So Many Books Here

poster information


So many books here
in the central library—
pages of the past.

Visiting the library is like visiting a friend. When my sister and I moved to Syracuse after graduating college, we had to adjust from living in small towns. Soon enough, though, I discovered the Central Library downtown. I was impressed to see so many books in such a large space! I came to the realization that libraries grant a great freedom—to read about any number of topics from a myriad of different perspectives.

The librarians who work at libraries here in Central New York, too, were and are always helpful to anyone looking for books or resources.

My haiku expresses my excitement about reading books and captures the sense of awe one might get from being surrounded by such vast amounts of knowledge in a library.

The figures in this image represent different time periods and cultures, while encouraging young people to read. The illustration brings back memories of my parents reading stories at bedtime. As a preteen, I remember looking through many books in the aisles of a bookstore, trying to decide on which book to take home.

This poster demonstrates my work with watercolor, and its content fits well with my desire to illustrate books for children to young adult. I feel it is important to connect with and acknowledge our cultures and pasts, as well as being informed about others.