The City of Reading

Imagine a city made entirely of books.  Where row homes look like encyclopedia sets, trains puff pages, and you can float down a river of words.  Welcome to The City of Reading, designed and painted by the neighborhood youth and staff of the Northeast Library.


639 Court Street, 

West Reading, PA 19611

Project Support


Reading Public Museum, in conjunction with the exhibition

Keith Haring: Journey of the Radiant Baby

Reading Public Library

Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission

Parker Paint

Mural design and fabrication:

Community volunteers

Studio assistant: 

David Welty

Project completion