Northeast Community Credit Union Sponsors Young Adult Mural Area at Library

Local talent continues to be showcased at Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.

In addition to the wall mural created by artist Christina Majic, the Young Adult section at the library now features a creation by local photographer Courtney Valentine. Valentine created a canvas wall hanging at the request of Northeast Community Credit Union to recognize its contribution as a library sponsor.

The photograph was taken near the top of Roan Mountain and features local student Finley Greene, an avid reader and 1st-grade student at Hampton Elementary School, as well as images reminiscent of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis.

“The Narnia Chronicles are probably my favorite book series ever,” says NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold. “I love the symbolism, and how Aslam’s good triumphs over all evil. It’s an encouraging takeaway for kids of all ages. Our credit union is a major sponsor of literacy in the areas where we serve, and we’re grateful we could contribute financially to help promote reading. ECCPL is an awesome resource for our county and city, and Courtney is an amazing photographer. She’s definitely the creative force behind our library canvas concept.”