By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Library offers wintery view of City Hall

SNELLVILLE – How do you fit City Hall in a library?
Simple. Paint it on a window. 

That’s what Kayla Browning, an early education worker at the Snellville branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, did recently.

Browning has been periodically painting murals on one of the large windows inside the library on Lenora Church Road and when it came time to paint a wintery scene, she chose Snellville City Hall. The painting, shouting “Welcome to Snellville” includes snow on the ground and animals such as a polar bear and penguin.

“We wanted something that would last through January and everyone would enjoy,” the South Carolina native said. “What better than City Hall and winter critters?”

At first, the children Browning reads to every Wednesday thought the building in the painting was the White House, but they soon came to recognize City Hall.

“They’d say, ‘Yeah, that’s the one I see at the red light.’ They knew what it was eventually,” she said. 

To see the mural, visit the Snellville Branch of the Gwinnett County Library, 2740 Lenora Church Road, during the following hours:

Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Browning reads to children each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and 11:30 a.m. for pre-schoolers.

For more information on the library, visit www.gwinnettpl.org/library-location/snellville-branch.