Chapel Hill Public Library Welcomes New Animal Sculptures with Garden Party

    Jul 25, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    The Chapel Hill Public Library invites the public to an unveiling of four new larger-than-life sculptures that celebrate the role of animals in literature. Carved from 4,500-pound blocks of limestone, the highly detailed ¬¬tortoise, hare, toad, and snake sculptures will become a permanent fixture at the upper end of the Library’s plaza. Their size, shape and finished surface will allow children to safely perch, play, and read on the sculptures, while serving as seating for adults. Saturday’s family friendly event will have a special fable-themed story time starting at 10:30 a.m. The Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library are providing limited edition coloring books illustrated by the artist, and the Library will have other related activities for kids. The statues will be unveiled at 11:00 am. Refreshments, including free ice cream from Mapleview Farms and fresh baked cookies from the Siena Hotel, will be provided.