This mural brings history and contemporary life together, as a good piece of literature might do. The mural was completed in two phases. The first scene depicts the hills north of Aromas with Monterey County’s first librarian, Anne Hadden, traveling on her burro Monte in 1912, bringing books to rural California residents. In the second phase, the clouds in the sky each feature a favorite contemporary children’s book: Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte’s Web, Frog and Toad are Friends and two books by well-published local authors: Weslandia by Paul Fleischman and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory- Shields. The ramp walkway to the library is graced with a garden of flowers, painted by Aromas children.
Joyce Oroz, Linda Bjornson, Kathy Stutz-Taylor, Evelyn Pogrowski, Heather Forget, Jovita Hilliker, and Sandra Braga
Community Foundation for Monterey County, Jessica Golumb, Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista, Aromas Community Grange, Fred and AR Pointer, Donna Valdez, Harrison’s Color Corner, Aromas Hills Artisans, and many more community contributors.