Sendak Artwork at Albany County Library

Jun 6, 2017

From the Albany County Public Library Foundation

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is visiting the Albany County Public Library in Laramie through July 8.

The exhibit was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Sendak’s most famous works, Where the Wild Things Are. The exhibition, “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” is on a nationwide tour, with ACPL its one stop in Wyoming.

The exhibition includes 50 original paintings and illustrations by Sendak, along with a compilation of quotes from those who knew the children’s author. Along with the main exhibit in the library meeting room, there is a table for children that includes a weekly activity, wild thing masks, Sendak books, and games.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. Private exhibit tours for classes or groups are available; contact Caitlin White at the ACPL Foundation to schedule at 307-721-2580 x5456 or

Displays and other interactive components will be available throughout the library, and the puppet theater has been redesigned to fit the theme of “Where the Wild Things Are.”

During the time the exhibit is at the public library, the library will also be hosting its 2017 Summer Reading Program on the theme “Where the Wild Things Are.” Children and teens are invited to set reading goals and earn prizes.

Albany County Public Library staff

The library will also have an activity passport that children and teens can pick up at the library. Participants can earn stamps for attending programs or answering trivia questions about the Maurice Sendak exhibit. Those who earn enough stamps will be entered into a drawing for a special Sendak-themed prize basket. Art and trivia questions will be available in the exhibit.

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is provided by Opar, Inc. Sponsors include Albany County Public Library Foundation, John & Marilyn Paules Burman, Laramie Kiwanis Club, Laramie Plains Civic Center, Laramie Rotary Club, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, Mary Winger, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Wyoming Community Foundation.

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