An innovative new children's exhibit on display at the library reimagines a banal elementary school assignment for a generation of 21st century students raised on iTechnology.
The project, part of an ongoing districtwide elementary school initiative to create books and book-like artworks, explores the concept of "deconstructed books" -- the idea of making a box and filling it with page-like components.
Designed to allow fifth grade students to express their love of the latest technological devices while reinforcing writing and art skills, elementary school teachers asked their students to unpack themselves through the framework of Apple's iProducts.
In this case, iPads, iPhones and iPods represented the "box" and their many apps the "pages," in what constituted a student autobiography of sorts.
Wayne Robbins was on hand to videotape last Wednesday's opening reception for the "Apple of Our i," exhibit, which was coordinated by elementary school art teachers Kathryn Morrill, Zelda Becourtney and Alison Bourhill-Turmser.
The shows, set up in the Meeting Room on Level A of the library, runs through July 31.