Reading is an Adventure

Guillermo Avalos

Reading is an Adventure was created by Guillermo Avalos with the help of students from Bret Harte Elementary School. The mural looks like a large children’s drawing with Earth at the center, almost like a small lake with islands. Children stand around dressed in a variety of costumes including a princess, a superhero, an astronaut, and a wizard. So much color adds to the active foreground and background as airplanes and UFOs fly by, shooting stars streak the sky, and the sun comes out from behind a cloud to say, “Hello!” This mural encourages children to read as adventures are endless when reading.


Additional Artist Details Assisted by Bret Harte Elementary School Students

Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative




Reading is an Adventure



If the map screen shows as blank when using Street View, please use the arrows in the map screen to shift the view to an available area.

Address 5571 Orange Avenue Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.857676, -118.177275

Location Name North Branch Library

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes


Dimensions4' x 6'6"

Primary Materials

Additional Images

The ArtsLB Public Art Map is provided as a public resource. If you find any discrepancies, please contact