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Found objects helping fill void in library


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

The teen room of the Petersburg Public Library will have a new piece of art hanging from the ceiling by the end of March.

Shortly after the newly constructed Petersburg Public Library opened its doors a couple years ago, local artist Doris Olsen felt like something was missing. She kept walking by the teen room and even though youngsters were laughing and having fun at eye level, the room itself felt somewhat lifeless above the books.

Olsen says the room needed something to help it flow, and she eventually decided mobile art hanging from the ceiling constructed with found objects would be perfect. After talking with the library's program coordinator Jessica Ieremia about the idea, Olsen worked up a proposal...

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