Artist Jane Rankin takes inspiration from the classical sculpture of ancient Greece as well as her experience as a schoolteacher. Her work centers on children, including “My Book,” a bronze figure of a child poring through a picture book. The piece appeared in the Sculpture on the Blue exhibit before being purchased for the public art collection by the family of Anne and Jim Pinion in 2006. It was first installed in front of the South Branch Library on Airport Road, then moved to the library’s new location on Harris Street in 2015.
Donated by the family of Anne and Jim Pinion.