The Mural at Cambria County Library

Our Mural

The Mural at Cambria County Library spans two lengths of our building, facing Main Street and Walnut Street.

The mural represents books that embody our mission: to connect our community with resources that educate, entertain, and empower.

465 community members took our survey to help us select book titles that represent a broad range of genres, ages, and authors. Over 100 titles were considered, including survey results and suggestions.

The official 36 titles are a result of community input, including considerations for diversity, regional interest, and literary importance. Cambria County Library partnered with Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center’s artist Michael Allison to create the mural’s artwork.

Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center
413 3rd Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15906
(814) 535-2020

Our Titles

Main Street

To Kill a Mockingbird
Fahrenheit 451
The Catcher in the Rye
The Power and the Glory
Leaves of Grass
The Color Purple
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Giver
Charlotte’s Web
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The House in the Cerulean Sea
The Shining
The Lord of the Rings
50 Hikes in Western Pennsylvania
Slap Shots and Snapshots
Long Live Glosser’s
The Johnstown Flood

Walnut Street

Don Quixote
The Joy of Cooking
Birds of Pennsylvania Field Guide
The Well-Tempered Garden
Braiding Sweetgrass
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Six of Crows
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A Wrinkle in Time
Anne of Green Gables
The Snowy Day
Goodnight Moon
Big Book of the Berenstain Bears Stories
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Our Partners

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

The Mural project is supported by an anonymous gift to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center

The executive and creative team at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center are bringing our mural to life by creating the artwork and executing the mural-creation process.

Cambria County Library Mural Committee

Library staff will compile circulation data and survey results to curate the titles and execute the selection process for the finished piece.


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Reach Us

248 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1677

(814) 481-8131
Text a Librarian
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