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Reading Adventures for Youth and Adults

Participate in Fairfax County Public Library's reading activities! Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024 10:19 AM

Start Thinking About Your Masterpieces!

Our Winter Reading Adventure means cozying up with a good book and tapping into your inner artist! Create a tiny art piece to be displayed on our library website! 

Kits are out of stock at all pick-up locations. If you would still like to participate, you can submit a 4x4-inch painting via our submission form.


See our current Tiny Canvases Art Gallery

Upload Your Painting for our Online Art Gallery

Take a picture of your tiny canvas masterpiece and upload by February 29, 2024. (Uploading form will be available on January 13.)

Artwork will be displayed online by March 11. All artists will be notified.


Tips for picture taking:

  1. Place your tiny canvas on a flat surface with a neutral background.
  2. Make sure you have adequate lighting.
  3. Look at your artwork directly and take a picture. (Don’t take photo at an angle.)
  4. Take several pictures and select the best one.
  5. Upload your artwork.

The focus is the artwork. Do not send a picture of you holding your painting. These types of pictures will not be added to our online art gallery. 

Submission Form

Get Entered Into a Drawing!


Once you submit your tiny canvas, you will be entered into a drawing for a sketchbook and colored pencil set.

On March 4, 2024, we will draw one winner from each age group: school-age, teens and adults (18+). Winners will be notified by email on March 6.

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