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Friday, March 21, 2008

Third Annual "Children's Book Festival"

Friends of the Leonard H. Axe Library is pleased to announce its Third Annual Children’s Book Festival, due to take place from 11:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in the East Lobby of the Weede Gymnasium.

Since 1988, the Friends has purchased furniture, equipment, films and books, sponsored numerous lectures and an art exhibition and published a guidebook about the history of the campus (now in its second edition). This will be our 11th annual fund raiser.

Authors from all over the world have donated representative samples of their work. William Anderson, a talented biographer for young people, sent us a beautifully illustrated book entitled The World of the Trapp Family, with numerous photos of the famous singers who inspired "The Sound of Music". He also sent us a copy of Prairie Girl, his biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the famous Midwestern author who published her first "Little House" book at age 65. We have some great picture books that appeal to youngsters such as I Love You Dude, about a lonely graffiti elephant who must find a new home after he is chased from his wall by an unappreciative public, or Sky Dancers, a book about the brave Mohawk construction workers, whose ability to walk on steel beams hundreds of feet in the air helped them build the Empire State Building and numerous other New York City sky scrapers.

And we have wonderful books for Middle and High School readers, such as AngelMonster, a novel about Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein, or the spooky Rosey in the Present Tense where Franklin’s girlfriend Rosey, who recently died in an accident, starts talking to him.

You’ll find a complete list of our books at the Library's "Third Annual Children's Book Festival (2008)" page.

Representatives from the Friends will be seated in the East Lobby of the Weede gymnasium, just outside the Lance Arena from 11:30AM to 4PM. The books are not only signed but are discounted 25%! We hope to see you there!