Muralist Jill Roberts and librarian Kay Mackay collaborate on art centerpiece to promote Anza Library Summer Reading Program

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Muralist Jill Roberts, who painted this daytime scene, collaborates with Anza librarian Kay Mackay for the annual Summer Reading Program. Valley News/Courtesy photo
ANZA – Muralist Jill Roberts and librarian Kay Mackay cooked up ideas around the campfire to create a sizzle for the Anza Valley Community Library’s Summer Reading Program.“What can we do to get families in Anza to enjoy our library when so many people don't even know we have a local library?” Mackay asked. “Sadly, we have this beautiful free resource, and it’s not being used to its full potential.”When the Riverside County Library announced their Summer Reading Program “Read Beyond The Beaten Path” with a camping theme, Mackay ordered a 5-foot canvas tent/cabin to be the centerpiece of the reading program. Mackay contacted Roberts to ask her to paint on the tent, after seeing her Facebook photos of a mural she painted with romping dogs and cats at a Palm Desert v
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