Michael Hagen, an internationally recognized scenic painter, produced the 46-foot-mural enhancing the garden area and two freestanding scenes located outside the library's Children's Room. The mural inside the library is also recognized as the seventh stop along the Sally Salamander Walking Tour of downtown Columbia, produced by the Leadership Columbia class of 2009.
Today, Friday, May 11, 2012, join Richland County Public Library as they pay tribute to Maurice Sendak. Wear a Wild Things t-shirt and share your memories of Sendak and his books. Don't have one? They're available at all RCPL locations for $15 (adult sizes) and $10 (children's sizes).