Artist: Cooper Burgess
Location: Centre Hall Community Library, 109 Bierly Lane, Centre Hall, PA 16828
This literacy-themed bench for the State College area aims to highlight the joys of self-selected leisure reading: curling up with a favorite character, staying up past bedtime reading an exciting chapter, and the bonding that can occur over the love of books. Like the Centre County Library system that inspired it, I hope this bench with more than 25 recognizable stories will be a cozy, bright, positive association with early reading that will champion the importance of leisure reading in the literacy process.
“It has been a treat to be included in this community project. I love the idea of local artists getting to contribute something good to the communities where they live, work, and play!"
About the Artist:
Cooper Burgess Cooper Burgess is a trained artist, photographer, graphic designer, and aspiring author/illustrator who tries to live up to her childhood nickname: SuperCoop! She lives and works in Pleasant Gap, PA