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Home PriceRobert McCloskey was an award-winning author and illustrator born on September 15, 1914. He wrote eight books including Blueberries for Sal (1948) and One Morning in Maine (1952), runners-up for the Caldecott award, as well as Make Way for Ducklings (1941) and Time of Wonder (1957), which both won the Caldecott award. Aside from his own books, McCloskey also illustrated ten other stories. McCloskey was named a living legend by the Library of Congress in 2000 and Make Way for Ducklings was named the official children’s book of Massachusetts in 2003.

            In order to celebrate Robert McCloskey on what would have been his 100th birthday, all Henrico County Public Libraries will be encouraging young readers to visit their local library and share their favorite book of the summer. Those who share will have the opportunity to win a copy of Make Way for Ducklings or Homer Price! Entries will be accepted until the end of September.

                                                                                                                                                           

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This year the National Book Festival takes place on Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 10 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Dozens of authors and illustrators will be present all day to speak and sign their books. Some of the notable children’s book authors and illustrators speaking at this year’s festival are:

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Happy Birthday- Seussville

This Sunday, March 2nd, marks the birthday of one of our favorite authors - Dr. Seuss! In celebration, four different Henrico County libraries will be having their very own Dr. Seuss birthday parties. At each party there will be stories, crafts and other activities geared towards Dr. Seuss and his wonderful books. The specific events are listed below:  

 Dr. Seuss- Seussville Author Study  Varina Library: Saturday, March 1 @ 3:30 PM

   Dumbarton Library: Monday, March 3 @3:30 PM

   Tuckahoe Library: Monday, March 3 @6:30 PM    

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