Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 20-Libraries and Librarians

Picture Book Month Day 20 theme: Libraries and Librarians
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Author: Jan Pinborough
Illustrator: Debby Atwell

Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages.

Read this wonderful New Yorker news article entitled "The Lion and the Mouse" which details the influence of Anne Carroll Moore on children's literature. 

I am thankful for children's literacy pioneers like Anne Carroll Moore who saw a need and found a way to satisfy it. Her efforts made a positive change in the world. What a great blessing.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good! Just put Miss Moore on hold at the library. :)


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