A building block, an introduction, a prelude. Every great endeavor starts with something.
The beginning of an anticipated expansion is bringing together community, sustainability and new perspectives at the Meadowridge branch of the Madison Public Library system.
Kick-starting the Meadowridge Library expansion is a citywide collaboration: 2,403 Tetra Paks, a visionary artist and an engaged community. In other words, a social art project.
Meadowridge Library branch supervisor Alice Oakey said the expansion plan is in the "waiting period."
"We know it's going to happen, but we don't see anything yet," Oakey said. "In that waiting period, we have Victor creating the art, making the whole thing seem real; helping us wait."
Although construction will not start for another four weeks, Oakey said as a community, "we've already begun."