Our Librarian in Seattle --Michelle Willis Shares Caldecott News
Monday, January 28, 2013 • 10:32pm
If you have been reading the Scotch Plains Library column here, you already know that Michelle Willis, Head of Children’s Services at Scotch Plains Public Library, has been serving on the committee to select the 2013 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children published in 2012.
As soon as the 2013 medal was announced on Monday, January 28, Ms. Willis contacted the library to share this news with the community:
The Caldecott went to This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. It's the story of an ambitious tiny fish that steals a hat from a much larger creature.
Michelle Willis wrote to us, "This was an exhausting process but one I will never forget. I learned so much from both the process itself and from the others on the committee. It was truly a collaborative effort.”
On Saturday, February 2, at 11 am, the library will present a very special story time, in which Ms. Willis will read the Caldecott winner and honor books aloud. Children and adults who attend the program can vote on which book they feel should have won. Advance registration is not required for this program.
The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town. Driving directions and more information can be found on the library web site, http://www.scoltib.org.
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