Community Gallery & Displays

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Community Artist Gallery

Since January of 1979, the works of local artists have been displayed at the Library through our Community Artist Gallery program. The gallery is located on the main level of the Library. For more information about the gallery and the art that is showcased, or if you would like to feature your work, please send an email to our Programs and Public Relations Coordinator.



2022 Community Artists Gallery


Rudy Viereckl
March-April 2023

I am a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley area. I owe my love of the outdoors to my parents, who took us camping every summer. It was during these trips that I learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and how we are stewards of our environment. With a long telephone lens, portable photo blind, and a healthy dose of patience, I am able to capture images that I hope will inspire you. As a lifelong learner, I am just getting started in this journey. I feel that my photographic eye is evolving as environmental issues become prevalent. I am also an optimist and feel that the best is yet to come.


I am inspired by local photographers Thomas Mangelsen and Art Wolf as well. Please visit my Facebook page RVFinephotography or my website at to comment and view additional images of our wonderful suburban life.


These library prints are available for purchase during the show for a 20% show discount. Please contact me at [email protected] for further information.


Carly Palmer
January-February 2023

Carly Palmer is a St. Charles-based writer and artist. She primarily works in the artistic mediums of paper collage, assemblage, and acrylic abstracts. She has exhibited in several local galleries in the Greater Chicago Area as part of both group and solo shows. She is a Resident Artist and School of Art Instructor at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois. She is currently a student in the Jungian Studies Program at C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Her most personally meaningful work as an artist and writer weaves together elements of depth psychology, surrealism, and symbolism. This is the creative trinity where both she and her art feel most alive.


The show’s title, “Read Between The Lines”, is an ode to Carly’s endless curiosity about life’s greatest mysteries, as well as a nod to her deep love of reading. Through life and art, she is endlessly exploring what it means to be artfully human. In her work, she often hovers at the crossroads of intention and impulse. She plays into this contrast, and offers the viewer the chance for multiple meanings. She appreciates the juxtaposition of seamless placement in creation and veiled suspense in interpretation.

Art in the Library

The Library is home to one of the largest permanent art collections on display in our community. Through the years, the collection has grown from pieces acquired during the Works Progress Administration (WPA) era, to contemporary sculptures for our lawns. Media of many types from wood block prints to oils, and lithographs to photographs are represented as well as several bronze sculptures. We are grateful for the contributions of the St. Charles Public Library Foundation, the Friends of St. Charles Public Library and local benefactors.


Lobby Display Case

The St. Charles Public Library offers its main floor lobby display case without charge to nonprofit organizations and community members who wish to share a collection, broaden interest in or highlight a special program. There are four glass cases, each measure 34″ wide by 40″ high. There are glass shelves in each case that cannot be moved or removed. For more information, please contact our Program and Public Relations Coordinator.





Youth Services Display Case

Young patrons interested in displaying their collection can reserve the Youth Services display case, located in the lower level next to the Miller Haase Community Room. An application is available online or at the Youth Services Desk.