Music is an integral part of our daily lives, and it has the power to connect people in a way that few other things can. For Kinney Carnahan, the former children's librarian from 1992 to 2016, music was a way of telling stories and connecting with young readers.
Her legacy lives on through the installation of a beautiful music garden at the Johnston Public Library. Designed to delight and inspire young children, the garden features eight toddler-height musical instruments that complement each other to create a natural, botanical aesthetic. The instruments are made of wood and metal and are designed to withstand the elements, making them perfect for outdoor play.
The music garden is a wonderful addition to the library, and it provides a unique opportunity for children to explore the world of music in a safe and interactive way. Whether they are banging on the butterfly or the flowers, children and families of all ages are sure to have fun while learning about music and the world around them.
This music garden is a testament to the power of music and its ability to bring people together. It is a fitting tribute to Kinney Carnahan and her love of music, and it is sure to be enjoyed by generations of children to come.