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Celebrating Children's Literature

Bexley City Schools is working with Bexley Public Library to present the community's 29th annual Caldecott Read-In at the Library (2411 East Main Street) on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Educators, librarians, and interested adults are invited to explore and discuss the year’s best books for children. Starting at 9:30am, the Read-In includes continuing education, book talks, and books for review and purchase. 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal recognizes the preceding year's most distinguished American picture book for children.  Given each year since 1938, it is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Past winners include classics such as Mirette on the High WireThe Snowy Day, and Make Way for Ducklings

Read-In guests may vote on the books they think will win this year’s Caldecott medal, which will be announced at the ALA’s national Youth Media Awards on the Monday following Bexley’s event, January 23, 2017.  Books will be available to purchase with cash or check. This program is made possible through The Barbara and David Brandt Family "Read for Life" Endowment Fund at the Bexley Education Foundation. Register by calling (614) 231-2878 or register online by clicking here.  

Reigster by calling (614) 231-2878 or register online by clicking here.  For more information, contact Montrose library specialist Shaun Stevenson