Growing with my Library

Growing with my Library by Soon Cho, also known as Nina, is one of over 35 public artworks on display across the City of Mississauga.

Cartoon squirrel and person reading books.

Soon Cho aka Nina, 2021
Vinyl banner on construction hoarding
Hazel McCallion Central Library

About the artwork

Growing with my Library, a temporary public art installation by artist and illustrator Soon Cho (aka Nina), was installed as part of the construction hoarding for the Hazel McCallion Central Library renovation project.

In the artwork, Soon depicts some of her personal experiences at the library, while also highlighting the new, innovative programming that is available. Soon grew up regularly visiting the Hazel McCallion Central Library and still uses the facility as an adult as a playground for creativity, culture, and connection.

Download a colouring page of the artwork.


About the artist

Soon Cho is an illustrator based in Canada. Originally from South Korea, Soon studied illustration at Sheridan College, and completed her BFA in Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design (2008).

Follow Soon on Instagram.

More information

Learn more about the renovation project at the Hazel McCallion Central Library.