The sculpture “Phenomenon” by Fisher Stolz represents the physical and cognitive processes in the brain interacting with and responding to the tangible elements of our physical world.  The Library Board chose this sculpture as a representation of the library’s vision.  Private donations funded the purchase and installation of the sculpture as part of the renovation project in 2014.  The stainless steel sculpture was featured in the 2015 Peoria Sculpture Walk.


Greg DePauw’s art was a Art Pop! Peoria 2015 People’s Choice Award winner. Several sections of the 48 x 12 foot billboard are displayed in and around the Quiet Reading Room.  A professional artist for over 30 years, DePauw was the founder of the Art Rod foundation, which promotes handicapped  awareness and the triumph of the human spirit (


The Pekin Public Library accepts interesting and informative displays for the education, cultural enrichment, and awareness of current issues of Pekin residents.  The Library will not engage in the sale of any items on display, and, as the displayed artwork is seen by everyone who walks into the Library – both children and adults –  the displays must meet what is generally known as a “standard acceptable to the community.”  For information about exhibiting your artwork, please read the display policies, and submit your on-line application.