Do you have lots of your child's artwork or crafts all over your house, and you don't want to store all of it but you don't want to throw it in the trash?
By Ken DeLaat
One of the cool things being done around these parts is an initiative by the Fremont Library to bring the magic of children’s art to nursing homes.
I recall the enjoyment of seeing my refrigerator lined with the artistic creations my children did as youngsters. When it stopped it was sorely missed and instead of creative crayon works and fascinating fingerpaint forms the fridge became peppered with post-it notes like “Ken don’t forget your glasses!” and an adjoining reminder like “...and your wallet, we don’t want another ugly scene at the gas station”
When I find myself in the kitchen area of other houses (invited, always invited) where younger children or grandchildren are in the mix I generally take time to admire their work whether it be an exercise in expressionism or a piece from their blue period.
But enough prattle.
The FADL has put together this innovative little channel of cheer by installing an art collection box where the work of future Picassos and Monets can be shared with the folks who reside in our local care facilities. The box is located in the Children's Department (of course) and artistic contributions can be made at any time the library is open.
Well done FADL.
Well done indeed.
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