You may notice several new familiar faces in the Lodewick Children\u2019s Library the next time you\u00a0visit.\u00a0Thanks to a grant from the Ridgefield Woman\u2019s Club, we have added artwork depicting\u00a0some of our favorite characters from children\u2019s literature to the walls. Not only did we want to\u00a0add more visual interest and recognizable friends for children to enjoy, we wish to continue\u00a0exposing children to art, creativity, and visual information, essential components of their literacy\u00a0development. The library continues to offer opportunities for children to create and experiment with new mediums, stretch the limits of imagination, and nurture new skills. Recently, children created art inspired by Caldecott Award-winning illustrators. This summer they are enjoying the Cardboard Challenge and Art at the Aldrich. Families can also borrow a museum pass and get acquainted with the work of historical and contemporary artists. Another new addition to the children\u2019s library is an empty frame, to be filled on a rotating basis\u00a0with art created by your children. What better way to encourage creative expression than to\u00a0celebrate their accomplishments by showcasing their visual inventions? Ask the children\u2019s\u00a0library staff for details and start creating! Sonta Frindt is Children\u2019s Services Library Assistant at the Ridgefield Library. She can be reached at 203-438- 2282 x12002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.