Work began Monday from Madison muralist and illustrator Emily Balsley.

JANESVILLE — Work is well under way on the new mural in the Children’s Room at Janesville’s Hedberg Public Library.

Madison muralist and illustrator Emily Balsley has designed a garden-themed mural for one of the walls in the Picture Book Garden area of the Children’s Room.

Work began Monday and is expected to be finished by the end of the week.

Anyone is welcome to come and watch Balsley paint and see how the mural progresses.

Balsey has done several murals around town and throughout the area.

She has also illustrated a number of books, including the picture book “Just the Right Cake by Christina Tosi.”

The design and execution of the mural have been funded by the Cathy Norris Memorial Fund through the Hedberg Public Library Foundation.

Cathy Norris was a long-time and beloved children’s librarian who was instrumental in establishing the welcoming vibe and early literacy practices of the Children’s Room.

This mural is a long-awaited addition to the Cathy Norris Picture Book Garden.