We have an exciting new exhibit in our display cases in the Poultney Public Library Rosenthal Room.
From the exhibition gallery guide:
This exhibit of Images from eight of David Macaulay’s books offers a glimpse of his “draw ‘til you drop” work process conveyed through preliminary sketches and finished art created between 1982 and 2010.
According to the artist, the books represented in the exhibit “range from the history of architecture and the workings of technology to aspects of the human body, the decline of society, and why a chicken once crossed a road. Selected in the dark from hundreds of illustrations and at least five times as many sketches, they represent a tiny sliver of the vast amount of flotsam left in the wake of each book.”
Macaulay has written and/or illustrated numerous books, including the international bestseller, The Way Things Work. His books have sold more than three million copies in the
United States, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay’s numerous awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Caldecott Medal (for Black and White), an American Institute of Architects Medal, the Washington Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and the Bradford Washburn Award.
This exhibit was made possible thanks to the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Libraries.
Download the full guide here:
Poultney Public Library Clarification on “Library Expansion Phase II” Fundraising
Recently we have received multiple questions about a local fundraiser. As the fundraiser in question is called “Library Expansion Phase II”, many people assume it is intended as a follow up to the recent expansion and renovation at the Poultney Public Library. However this project is not related to the Poultney Public Library, but is instead an initiative of the Welsh American Genealogical Society (WAGS).
For more information about WAGS please visit their website at https://welshamericangenealogicalsociety.org/.
If you wish to support the Poultney Public Library, donations are always accepted and may be earmarked for a specific purpose (eg. Children’s Books, Building Improvements, DVDs, Programs, etc.).