An Ode to the Public Library

I wrote and illustrated a poem inspired by a recent "rediscovery" of the library in my thirties. Published in the September 25, 2022 issue of The New York Times, Sunday Arts & Leisure section. 

When thinking of the library, childhood memories like R.L. Stine's neon Goosebumps covers used to flood my mind. It was only recently, in search of a quiet space to write, that the public library came back into my life and also surprised me with their wonderful resources, from free English classes to book clubs for seniors.

Art Director: Jennifer Ledbury