The Public Collection
The Public Collection is a new public art and literacy project
consisting of artist-designed book share stations in Indianapolis.
Each Public Collection book station is open to everyone, for free.
Enjoy a book while visiting, borrow a book, or pass it along to
a friend. Books can be returned to any of the Public Collection
locations at your convenience.
The Public Collection increases access to books through the use
of functional pieces of art in familiar settings. The initiatives are
to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts,
and raise awareness for educational justice in the community.
"The Answer is in The Question." When community members go to
a neighborhood resource center, they typically come with
a question...and that's the first step. There are many ways to ask
a question and many ways to answer. It is laudable to be curious
and to be brave. I hope these book share stations such as this one
designed by Phil O'Malley at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
generate more questions, more curiosity, and that they lead to
more discovery both through the asking of questions
and through the exploration of art & literature.