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Center for Children's Literature

Image of illustration by David ShannonLocated in Children's Place, the Center is a special collection devoted to the words and pictures that bring children's literature to life.  

The collection includes:

  • 3,800 volumes based on Meigs’ A Critical History of Children’s Literature, as well as an extensive collection of folk and fairy tales
  • Books written by children that have been professionally published
  • Pop Up Books
  • Original art by award-winning illustrators including David Shannon, David Wiesner, Eric Carle and Arnold Lobel, as well as local artists including Ron Himler, Sylvia Long, Lynne Avril, Amanda Shepherd and Michael Lacapa.

The Center for Children's Literature is available by appointment and for special tours. For information, Ask Us.