Come build at the Fox Point Community Library! Make “New Your City”!

[ 0 ] April 7, 2011 |

Bring your imagination and recycled materials!

I am excited to hear that “New Your City” will reurn to the Fox Point Community Library!  In 2007, artist Jean Cozzens and Ann Schattle led the exciting building project  “New Your City.” Children, schools, community groups, and adults from across the state came to participate in the creation of a city made from recycling materials.

After the success of the first city, the Anne Shattle the Children’s Specialist wanted to bring the ccoperative building project back to the library. This April in collaboration with Mary Geisser, a local artist and teacher, the city will make its return to the Fox Point Community.

Bring your recycled objects, cardboard, ribbon, beads, string, egg cartons, plastic containers, and bring them on down to the library.  The project is open to children, adults, and families of all ages.  The library will also be scheduling special times for school and group visits!

Together everyone will be creating a city from junk and found objects that will be on display in the library. From sky scrapers to rocket ships the only limit is your imagination.  All workshops are free to the public!  On Tuesday, April 26 from 5-7pm there will be a closing celebration complete with food, music, and our finished city!

To see how the city develops check out images, visit


Fox Point Community Library – 90 Ives St. Providence, RI, 02906

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday-Friday: April 12-15 from  3-5 pm
  • School Vacation Week: Tuesday-Friday, April 19-22 from 1-4pm
  • Closing Celebration: Tuesday, April 26 from 5-7pm

Special times can be scheduled for school and community groups.
Contact Ann Schattle to reserve a time.
P: 401-331-0390



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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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