Red Carpet Memories

John Mason (Scholastic) stands next to a banner featuring the Caldecott 75th Anniversary logo he helped procure, created by Brian Selznick.

John Mason (Scholastic) stands next to a banner featuring the Caldecott 75th Anniversary logo he helped procure, created by Brian Selznick.

The Red Carpet event hosted by the Caldecott 75th Anniversary Task Force prior to the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet was an occasion to remember! This non-ticketed event was open to attendees of the 2013 ALA Annual conference in Chicago.

Upon arriving on the Red Carpet scene, guests were greeted in high style by Task Force members in ballgown and top hat.  From there, Red Carpet attendees had the opportunity to enjoy a gold or silver Caldecocktail, pose for a Randolph Caldecott-inspired photo, shop for ALSC merchandise featuring the Caldecott 75th Anniversary logo, or play a round of Banquet Bingo.

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Banquet Bingo boards featured Banquet Bingo Trivia that challenged players to think about winning titles, historical banquet moments, and other anniversary facts.  Guests could play online or in person for a chance to win 5 Caldecott medal-winning titles.   Susan L. Smith, Assistant Library Director at Hodges University in Naples, FL was randomly selected as the Banquet Bingo winner.  Smith, who was a first time attendee of the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet, enjoyed the evening’s events in the company of her mother.  Her favorite part (besides winning) was the golf pencil which read “This is not my pencil.” Upon receiving her box of books, Smith says, “I have lots of small people in my life now to whom books are wonderful treasures to share, read, read and share.”

Many Red Carpet attendees heeded the call for to wear special outfits for the Caldecott 75th Anniversary.  While some guests honored banquet history with vintage wear…

Robert L. Sibert shows off a tie belonging to his father, L.D. Sibert, that was hand painted by a Bound to Stay Bound employee inspired by Frog Went A-Courtin', the 1956 Caldecott winner

Robert L. Sibert shows off a tie belonging to his father, L.D. Sibert, that was hand painted by a Bound to Stay Bound employee inspired by Frog Went A-Courtin’, the 1956 Caldecott winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…others opted for outfits inspired by Caldecott books. Apparently great minds think alike!

Gaye Hinchliff (King County Library System) wearing her Color Zoo dress, with Color Zoo illustrator Lois Ehlert

Gaye Hinchliff (King County Library System) wearing her Color Zoo dress, with Color Zoo illustrator Lois Ehlert

Chelsea Couillard-Smith (Sacramento Public Library) wearing her Color Zoo dress, with Color Zoo illustrator Lois Ehlert

Chelsea Couillard-Smith (Sacramento Public Library) wearing her Color Zoo dress, with Color Zoo illustrator Lois Ehlert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more Red Carpet highlights coming soon!

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Caldecott 75th Anniversary Task Force

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