Mural a fitting tribute to librarian Hurd

IMG_5227What was just a plain cream brick wall of a library branch is now exploding with color and, more importantly, serving as a memorial to a fallen librarian who served there for so many years.

Cynthia Hurd was the longtime branch manager of the John L. Dart branch of the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) system and was one of nine killed in last year’s Emmanuel AME shootings. A bright and vibrant mural is being painted in her honor as a collaboration between CCPL and Enough Pie. Muralist R Robots (a.k.a. Nick Kuszyk) anticipates the painting will take about four days to complete.

Library manager Kim Odom said Hurd was a friend and mentor, and the mural reflects the values she brought every day to her community:

Cathryn Zommer, Executive Director of Enough Pie, is excited about bringing the mural to one of the oldest library branches in Charleston.

The community is encouraged to come out and watch R Robots paint the mural. On Thursday, from 3:30-5, the community is invited to paint the book carts inside the Dart Library, taking inspiration from the mural. The Dart Library is located at 1067 King Street.

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