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CHECK IT OUT: ‘Authors Inspire’ kits at the PR Library

Fre ‘Authors Inspire’ kits at the Park Rapids Area Library

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Library staff share an example of author-inspired art. (Submitted photos)

Are you a reader who likes making art, or playing with craft supplies? Be a part of Park Rapids Area Library’s “Authors Inspire” art project.

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Call 732-4966 or email (parkrapids@krls.org) to reserve an art starter kit. Kits will be available for pick-up Monday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Jan. 30.

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Each kit contains two 12-by-12-inch sheets of scrapbook paper, notecards, decorative tape, glue stick/glue dots or other adhesive pen. Colors and patterns vary. Feel free to trade supplies with other participants in your household and add your own materials.

Be an inspiration in the new year by sharing what inspires you. Create a picture, poster or other piece of art. Share something an author has said in a book, article, interview or video that has inspired you. Your project can be as simple or as intricate as you want – handwritten on a notecard or incorporated into a piece of art. It can be as small as 5 inches by 7 inches or as large as 16 inches by 20 inches. You can use any materials you choose as long as they can be affixed to a bulletin board.

People of all ages are invited to participate. Art can feature inspiration from authors of all genres, both children’s and adults.

Completed projects will be displayed in the children’s area at the library. Artists can request that their art be returned to them after it is displayed.

All are invited to participate in a Zoom “Art Share” Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Submission deadline for completed projects is Saturday, Feb. 27.

Remember: art is personal, and no two people express themselves in exactly the same way. Follow your heart and your creation will be beautiful. We can’t wait to be inspired!

Jodi Schultz is the Park Rapids Area Library branch manager

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