“Growing A Reader” mural coming summer of 2023 to Cascade Park Community Library

We’re proud to announce that FVRLibraries has hired artist Sarah Lynne Hunter to paint a six-panel, movable mural for the long wall at Cascade Park Community Library. Her proposal, “Growing a Reader,” was selected from 15 responses to our public Call for Artists.

The new mural is designed around the belief that art has the power to bring diverse people together and inspire a community. It envisions an orchard tended by people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Instead of the fruits and vegetables normally found in a community garden, this comprises special trees grown from seeds of knowledge and planted in diversity. The harvest is books of all sizes and subjects, encouraging reading together and enjoying community learning through all ages and stages of life. This story is told in six chapters: Seeds of Knowledge, Planting Together, Tending the Orchard, The Fruits of Learning, The Harvest, and Savoring the Bounty.

The mural is planned to be unveiled in the summer of 2023.


Sarah Lynne Hunter is a multidisciplinary visual artist with over 20 years of experience in creative pursuits and is driven by a deeply innate desire to CREATE. She has a degree in Apparel Design and Fine Art from Seattle Pacific University. Her art has been exhibited in many local and regional galleries, and she has fulfilled artwork commissions and completed murals for both public and private clients. She is based in Vancouver, WA, where she lives with her husband, three children, two cats, and teaches art classes on a part-time basis. Find more of her work on her website and follow her on Instagram @alittlegreybird.


"Growing a Reader" Mural series coming summer of 2023 (PDF) 

Picture of artist Sarah Lynne Hunter in her studio