Literary Lights for Children ~ 2012 Honorees
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to invite you to the 14th-annual Literary Lights for Children tea party, in the beautiful Bates Reading Room at the Boston Public Library.
Literary Lights for Children seeks to raise awareness of children's literature, promote literacy, honor children's authors, and raise money for children's services, programs and conservation efforts at the Boston Public Library. Students selected from Boston area schools will introduce and present the awards to each of the honored authors. The honorees will then discuss their writing careers and share their love of books with the audience of over 400 children and adults. Tea refreshments will be served.
Immediately following the event, there will be book sales and book signings with the authors. (This portion of the program is free and open to the public.)
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Associates office at: 617-536-3886 or Associates@BPL.org. For more details about this event, please see: www.LiteraryLightsforChildren.org.
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, musical scores, works of art, and items of significant historic interest. The organization is committed to ensuring continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.
Over the past 42 years, the Associates has been the creator and underwriter of a wide array of programs, designed to heighten public awareness of the Library's vast free educational resources. These programs include art and architecture tours, readings, lectures, curatorial evenings, exhibitions, music events, and an annual residency for an emerging children's writer. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Fund, a fund dedicated to conserving photographs, prints and drawings of historic importance.
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