When the Wilmot Library re-opens, returning patrons will be greeted by a display at the front of the library (on your left as you come in) of the works of Tomie dePaola. Thanks to Carol MacDonald for pulling this exhibit together.
From the age of 4, the artist wanted to be an illustrator and writer of children's books. According to a 2013 article in Kearsarge magazine, his goal was simplicity. "I don't want my art to be difficult to look at," he said. "I have chosen to put my energy into books for children, and I want children to be able to decipher the art with ease."