Illustrations by John Hassett are on view through July 31 as part of the Artist-of-the-Month series at Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. John Hassett has been writing and illustrating books for many years with his wife, Ann. Their latest book, “Come Back, Ben,” was published by Holiday House this month.

John and Ann’s books have been recognized with a Parents’ Choice Foundation Picture Book Recommendation, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, a feature in The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children 3rd edition, numerous starred reviews, placement on several state reading lists and features in the New York Times Sunday Book Review and U.S. News and World Report.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or