Kearns Library

In 2014 the Kearns Library celebrated the 50th year since its opening. To commemorate this event they had a local muralist Melissa Chipman paint a beautiful mural on the concrete retaining wall on the east side of building.

With the mural finished, the retaining wall on the west side of the building was feeling bare. The Library administration turned to the local community to figure out an option of how to use the remaining paints. Jan, the program director of the Kearns Junior High Afterschool Program recommended to the library that I bring their kids over to beautify the wall.

Over a two-month period I brought the kids once a week to brainstorm, sketch, and paint the new mural. The images represent the role of a 21st century library, to make technology and learning available to all the local residents of the community.