Library Youth Create Mural at Pavilion

by Amanda Otto, Community Journalist

CABOT – The mural at the Cabot Recreation Field Pavilion is complete and ready for all to see. “Dream Swirl” was a collaborative painting done by professional artist Tara Goreau and 13 Cabot youth during one of the Cabot Public Library’s summer youth programs. 

During the three-week period, participants had the opportunity to plan, prepare, paint and revise the mural. According to Goreau, the mural “serves as a reminder to open our eyes and our minds” and “celebrates the space where our imagination can be free to mix with reality.”

In addition to the 8-foot by 24-foot painting, participants completed four other murals to create visual interest on the other sides of the pavilion.

The Cabot Public Library and the Cabot Recreation Committee are interested in enhancing the pavilion space in hopes that more people will take advantage of the resource. The surrounding forest and marshland attracts birds and other wildlife for visitors to observe and the field and play area is open to children of all ages.

This program was funded by Vermont Afterschool as part of a larger grant the library was awarded. As part of the Vermont Afterschool grant, the library will be adding several new playground features, including a slide, climbing dome, teeter-totter and outdoor kitchen set so families can enjoy the upgraded space during story and activity time and family fun nights. A more permanent story-walk display will also be added, which will attract even more people to this space.

For more information on library programs, including the fall program schedule,

see cabotlibrary.com.