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The Official CBC Bookmark Reveal


If you answered that it was time for Children’s Book Week, you’d almost be right.  Actually, Children’s Book Week (now in its 96th year) isn’t until May 4th – 10th.  In preparation, I have a bit of a treat planned.  On Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. the following program will be taking place at NYPL:

Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming as she discusses both the history and the latest initiatives of this one-of-a-kind event.

And how shall we celebrate this momentous occasion?  With a premiere of the official Children’s Book Council bookmark, of course!  It’s Raul Colon and it is gorgeous.

To print a bookmark of your own go here.

Thanks to Nicole and the other CBC folks for letting me in on this reveal!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Cathy Bonnell says:

    Such a beautiful representation of all that is good with children’s books! LOVE Raul Colon!

  2. Galen Longstreth says:

    Hi Betsy! Wish I could come to this event. I think you meant April 26th instead of May, right? I don’t want anyone else to have to miss out!

  3. Is it just my computer, or did you neglect to include a widget or something to “go to” in order to print out the bookmark???

  4. I have SUCH a thing for bookmarks, Betsy, and this one’s a beauty 😀


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