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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Century Walk: ‘Reading Children’


Somehow April is best known for its showers that bring May flowers. But don’t be “fooled” by COVID or traditional thoughts as April is also the month when we celebrate International Children’s Book Day and World Book Day as well. So, enjoy the spring weather, dodge the raindrops and visit Century Walk’s “Reading Children” sculpture at the southwest corner of Nichol’s Library. If the boy can enjoy reading while doing a handstand, you will equally enjoy seeing how he does it.

About Century Walk

The Century Walk Corporation, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing public art to Naperville, to add beauty to the town, build community and bridge generations by paying tribute to over 200 years of Naperville history through a diverse collection of murals, mosaics, sculptures and more.

Learn more about 50-plus locations of Naperville public art at www.centurywalk.org.

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Editor’s Note / Since this revision of PN’s website was launched in 2012, Century Walk has been featured with dozens stories and photos. Currently in the works is the Naperville Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, expected to be dedicated on August 7, 2022, at Veterans Park.

Also in print in PN April 2022 / Foolin’ around with Laughing Lincoln

Mindful of 52 locations on the Century Walk tour in Naperville, playful PEYTON WAGONER, visiting from Yorktown, Ind., interacts with Laughing Lincoln in Central Park.

Others have been made fools of by the girls; but, this can never be with truth said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance, made a fool of myself.”

—Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Eliza Browning, April 1, 1838


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