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A Saturday for the kids…

February 20, 2012

Nestled in the northwest corner of the arts district, the Pierre Bottineau Library is one of Minneapolis’s best kept secrets. Once a railroad building, it has been revamped, polished and transformed in to what could be the Twin Cities’ most charming library. Perhaps the most charismatic section of this library is the children’s section. Vaulted ceilings and countless windows flood the space with wonderful light; perfect for kids to explore the world of children’s literature.

Pierre Bottineau Library, Children's Library, photo, kids, literature, vaulted ceiling, railroad building

The Kids Section

So, this past Saturday morning, I spent my time with a handful of really fun kids. We drew dogs, cats and even Luke Skywalker. It was a blast! Joining me for the event, fellow CBIG member, Shawn McCann read from a book he illustrated, The Sick Bug. Throughout the morning, kids would come in to the library, wander among the rows of books and eventually make their way back to where we were. Some of the kids were shy and whispered every word they spoke. Others were more like myself; enthusiastic and anxious to participate as much as possible.

illustrator, Scott Spinks, kids art, sketch, drawing time, fun

Me, enjoying my work.

After a great morning of drawing, reading and laughing, we all left the library with big smiles and eager minds. It was a great time for all. I look forward to taking part in more events like this moving forward.

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  1. February 20, 2012 10:44 am

    Sounds like it was a fun time!

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