IPPL is the proud recipient of an oil painting created and donated by Willowbrook artist and author Jenn Weinshenker. The artwork, titled The Prairie, is on display in the seating area at the base of the library’s stairway.
After a head-on car accident 20 years ago, Jenn had to re-learn everything – reading, writing, walking, and talking. While learning to read again, Jenn found help, encouragement, assistance, and support at her local public library.
“The library isn’t just a place where there are books. It’s a place where there are people who really extend themselves and help you to learn to be a better person, to be a part of your community. I wanted to gift this library with a painting that represented my appreciation, so this is like a love gift to the whole community. It’s for everybody.”
The painting took a year to create. Patrons may recall Jenn painting on location on the second floor of the library last summer.