If you love old books, there’s a good reason to visit the University of Florida. At the George A. Smathers Library you’ll find the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. With over 100,000 items, including approximately 3500 published in North America and Great Britain before 1823, this a truly a treasure trove of children’s books. And the best part? Anyone can visit and examine these books. By the way you’ll, feel like you are in a Harry Potter book when you enter the Grand Reading Room.
Professional Award Deadlines Approaching!
If you’re thinking of applying for an ALSC Professional Award, don’t wait! There are a bunch of awards with application due dates coming up. Those include the Bechtel, Baker & Taylor, & Hayes awards, all of which are closing November 1st.