Using discarded books, artists and creative people of all ages are invited to make small art works that will come together to create three art installations in libraries in the Ottawa Valley. Participants can choose to participate in one, two or all the of the projects.

Community Book-Art Installations

Installation 1: Welcome to my World

Participants will create a miniature world diorama box that shares their inner world with the outer world. The little box worlds will be mounted together on the wall of an Ottawa library.

Installation 2: Building Community

Participants will create little houses, trees and people that explore ideas of how to build healthy communities. These communities will be exhibited in display cases at Ottawa Valley libraries.

Installation 3: Taking Flight

Participants will create little birds that will be suspended from branches mounted overhead in Ottawa Valley libraries. Taking Flight explores ideas of emerging from isolation, venturing out into the world and looking to the future.


May 2021 – September 2021

Participants may register using the Online Registration Form or by calling Pembroke Public Library at (613)-732-8844.

October 1, 2021

All finished pieces must be returned to the Library no later then October 1, 2021. Please return your piece with your completed consent form and maker’s survey.

October 2021 – December 2021

Art Pieces will be displayed in selected libraries in the Ottawa Valley. Stay tuned for location announcements.

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