Missing Library Book

By Derek Zboran

Rolla, MO, August 9, 2023 – Derek Zboran, in collaboration with thirty-four creative patrons of the Rolla Public Library, announced the release of “Missing Library Book,” a pioneering children’s book that marries the enchanting narrative of overcoming obstacles and embracing creativity with diverse artistic images created by young artists in the Rolla community.

Conceived during a moment of inspiration amidst Derek’s collection of Miles Davis albums, the idea for “Missing Library Book” emerged from a curiosity about the potential of a children’s book created in the spirit of a jazz session. Missing Library Book provided a compelling story upon which to inspire the talent of local artists, each contributing their unique “solo” to the story’s symphony. Armed with crayons, markers, pencils, and paints, these individuals have helped breath life into a tale that leaps off the pages with robust creativity.

“Missing Library Book” is not just a story; it’s an exploration of overcoming perfectionism, unlocking the imagination, and engaging in fearless creativity. Crafted straight from the heart of Derek and vividly illustrated by a host of library patrons, this book stands as a testament to the power of experiencing your story and sharing it with others.

This distinctive picture book holds a special place in Derek’s heart, and he hopes it will find a cherished space on the bookshelves of many others. On the day of its release, Derek encouraged enthusiasts to purchase their copy promptly, and the result was that it overtook Amazon’s algorithms and achieved recognition as a #1 new release in the “Children’s Books about Libraries & Reading” category.

Through “Missing Library Book,” Derek aspires to inspire others to pursue their best work. This book is more than just a story; it’s an invitation to explore one’s creativity and contribute to a world where imagination knows no bounds. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of this collaborative artistry and share in the imaginative journey it offers!