LINCOLN ACRES–County Supervisor Greg Cox and community residents unveiled a mural created by local artists and children for the new Lincoln Acres library.
The mural was completed by the Rainforest Art Project, a local program that encourages children and their families to build a sense of pride through the creation of ceramic and mosaic art.
“This mural depicts images of the community and of children laughing and playing,” said Supervisor Cox. “That’s appropriate because this library is helping our children laugh, play and exercise their imaginations.”
The Rainforest Project held two workshops at the library where local children helped contribute to the mosaic by bringing favorite quotes, drawings and other items. Characters in the mural were pulled from photos of Lincoln Acres Library events and the mural includes the County Library’s mission statement to inform, educate, inspire, and entertain.
The mural is also a tribute to Jose Luis Rodriguez, a former library staff member who worked with children in the library and who was murdered in 2007. A boy walking his younger sister in the mural represents Jose Luis Rodriguez.