Caldecott Read-In is Jan. 21
Help choose the local Caldecott winner and see how the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s selection compares with the actual Caldecott winner scheduled to be announced in late January 2012 at the American Library Association (ALA) mid-winter conference in Dallas.
This annual local Library event, Caldecott Read-In is now in its 39th year, and is designed for adults interested in book design and stories for children. The Read-In is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Huntington Meeting Room at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., in downtown Toledo.
And see the best in children’s picture books from 2011 and compare favorites with other adults. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. The ALA has awarded it annually since 1938 through its Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished US-American picture book for children.
A potluck lunch is scheduled. Participants are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert to share, and your own table service. Beverages will be provided. Complimentary underground parking – enter off Adams Street.
To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, call 419.259.5266 at least two weeks prior to the event. For more details, call Children’s Library at 419.259.5231.