Readworthy, the Library Dragon, lives in the children's area at the Main Library downtown. He has an extensive wardrobe, including giant tightie-whities that he wore for the Captain Underpants author visit in April 2013. Readworthy was created by Beeb Balzar for Boisean Hugh Myers, who donated him to the Library in the mid '80s.
This limited edition Boise150 card features detail from the Library! at Collister public art, The Museum & Farm of Ideas, by Stephanie Bacon. Using literary references in murals and architectural accents, the installation speaks to various disciplines, including geography and maritime exploration.
This limited edition Boise150 card features an image from the Library! at Hillcrest public art, Project: Artifact, by Bill Lewis. The series of small paintings focuses on old tools associated with writing, printing and literacy.
This pop art illustration is from the stock photo disc "Pop Life", by Paul Gilligan. Gilligan's work is inspired by Roy Lichtenstein and comic book artists of the '60s.
Keepsies, the bronze sculpture of three lifesize children playing marbles, was created by renowned sculptress Ann LaRose. It was dedicated in 1987 as a public art piece by the Boise City Arts Commission, and is permanently located in the Grove in downtown Boise. Photo by Karen Bubb.
A member of the carp family, the goldfish was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated. Some cultures associate them with serenity, wealth and happiness.
Boisean Monte Stiles took this photo of an Amur tiger at Zoo Boise. Zoo Boise participates in a Species Survival Plan for this endangered species, Panthera tigris altaica.
Various theories have labeled Stonehenge a ritual site, an observatory, a calendrical device, and even the burial place of Celtic kings. Located on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England.