Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Stock the Shelves" at the Carnegie Center this April.

Today's second post about books.

Verbatim from Laura:


During the month of April, we're asking for your help to "Stock the Shelves" in our new family space with new or gently-used art books!

Since the move of the Yenawine Dioramas from the Carnegie Center for Art and History to the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in November 2015, Carnegie Center staff has been busy planning a new family space in the gallery area where the dioramas were displayed – the Yenawine Dioramas were the Carnegie Center’s main activity especially for families for many years. One feature will be a number of bookshelves that families can peruse to learn more about art and artists, and now the Carnegie Center needs your help to “stock the shelves”!

Parents and children are shown enjoying our 2008 exhibit The Art of Reading. This exhibit featured artworks on the theme of family literacy by 13 local artists, as well as a Storybook Castle children's activity gallery with reading-related crafts and a cozy reading area. Photos courtesy of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

The Carnegie Center is seeking new or gently used, art-related coffee table books and art-related hardback books for children. Each book received will be fitted with a special Carnegie Center bookplate to recognize the donor. The Stock the Shelves Art Book Drive will take place April 1-30, 2016, and donors can drop books off at the Carnegie Center during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:30 pm).

As a department of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, the Carnegie Center is also holding the Stock the Shelves Art Book Drive in conjunction with National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. The 2016 National Library Week theme is “Libraries Transform”, and as both a former Carnegie Library, and a current department of the NA-FC Public Library, the Carnegie Center for Art and History is a longtime advocate for the transformative power of libraries, museums, learning, and art.

Thank you, and we hope you can help us round up some great art books for our new family space.

Laura Wilkins, Marketing

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