By David Gascón SAN DIEGO — For more than a decade, San Diego’s Collier County Library has housed hundreds of thousands of books.
The library has a collection of some 5,000, with more than 400,000 volumes.
But it was a small library in a small town that began to change the way books were used.
It started with an idea from an old man who would bring home books that he had picked up in his travels.
“I would pick up books, and he would bring them back to my house,” said John W. Anderson, a retired teacher who lives in the community of La Mirada.
“He would say, ‘I’ve picked up this book for you.’
The Collier Library, as it’s known, was born in the 1970s when local artists and illustrators took the books that were in the collection and turned them into an exhibit, drawing attention to the importance of books in a community that lacked any. “
It took a little while, but I got a feel for the concept of the library, and I realized, I can’t keep the same books around.”
The Collier Library, as it’s known, was born in the 1970s when local artists and illustrators took the books that were in the collection and turned them into an exhibit, drawing attention to the importance of books in a community that lacked any.
By the early 1990s, more than 1,000 books were on display, and the exhibit grew to encompass a variety of art, technology, design and history topics.
Over time, the collection has expanded to include many thousands of volumes, as well as a few hundred books that aren’t on display.
It took the community several years to embrace the new collection.
“When we were first putting it together, the community was kind of lukewarm,” said W.A. Anderson.
“There was a little bit of backlash.
But then we started to see some people in the neighborhood come into the library to visit.”
For some of the most prominent contributors to the library were local illustrators and writers, including: James L. Johnson, James J. Johnson and John M. Brown.
But the most popular contributor was an artist known as “J.T.”
The Collier Community Library has an extensive collection of J.T.’s art, with about a dozen pieces that have been on display at least five years.
But in the past year, the library has also added two new pieces.
“J T,” as he is known, is an artist from the Los Angeles area who has lived in San Diego for nearly 20 years.
His work has been exhibited in a few cities, including New York and Chicago.
But because he’s based in Southern California, it was difficult for him to find a home in Collier.
The library began to think about turning its collection into a museum, and it worked out well.
The collection, which was recently moved to its new home, has been in storage since 2014.
“It’s been a little time, but it’s been going pretty good,” said Anderson.
The next step is for the library board to consider the purchase of the collection, but the first phase of that is already underway.
The new collection is a collection that’s grown organically over time, with contributors from around the world.
In fact, a number of people have donated their work to the collection.
Anderson and W.M.B. are both contributing, and John Brown is also contributing a piece to the new exhibit.
“A lot of people donated their artwork to the exhibit, so it’s a great testament to that,” said James Johnson, one of the people contributing.
But it’s not just J. T. who has contributed to the museum.
Anderson also donated a piece of J T’s art to the exhibition.
“That’s my son’s piece, and we’re going to use that,” he said.
T’s pieces include a portrait of himself as a boy and a watercolor of him as a man, both of which are on display in the new exhibition.
Another piece is a painting of the same man, with a watercolors brush, which is on display alongside the pieces.
Anderson’s son, John M Brown, is also an artist and is contributing a sculpture of himself in the exhibit.
Anderson is also the author of several books on books, including The Colliers of San Diego, The Book of the Year: An Illustrated History of San Diegos, and Books for the Mind.
“I don’t have much to say about it, but he’s the one that came up with the idea to use my books, that was my first inspiration,” said Brown.
“We’re going forward and we hope to do more.
We want to show our community that there are books that have value and can be used.”
While the library is still collecting books, the display of Jt’s work is getting some attention.
“Some people were concerned that this would not be appreciated,