Stained Glass, Morse Institute Library

Stained glass has been a part of the Morse Institute Library since it opened in 1874. Original work may be found on the ceiling of the Prunaret Local History Room on the second floor.

Over the past decade, Natick artist Carol Krentzman has created several new stained glass art. Around the main entrance of the Children’s Room are scenes from children’s books, including “Make Way for Ducklings” and “Tintin.” Walk around and see if you can find your favorite.

She also created the stained glass above the library’s main entrance. Modeled after the library’s old bookplate, the artwork includes two back-to-back “Ps” on the side – a tribute to Paula Polk, former library director who died of cancer in 2008. Polk was very fond of the stained glass at the library, and wished for more.