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Kidlit Drink Night: BEA/Help RIF/My Last One? Edition

All right!  Cheryl and I have done the math, figured out the logic, carried the two, all that jazz.  The end result is that we have FINALLY come up with a reasonable Kidlit Drink Night time and location in conjunction with BEA this year.  But there’s a catch . . .

This time around we will be instituting a $5 cover charge this Kidlit Drink Night to benefit the organization Reading is Fundamental.  Recently you may have heard that on March 2nd President Obama signed a bill that eliminated funding for RIF.  RIF is the nation’s largest organization “providing free books and literacy resources to prepare and motivate children to read” and this devastating cut means that they need our support.  So be sure to bring out a fiver to support our RIF friends before they become our RIP friends.

Oh.  And there is one other little matter.  Due to the fact that I am scheduled to be giving birth in mid-June this may be my (drumroll please) LAST Kidlit Drink Night in quite some time.  Have no fear, Cheryl and I are lining up potential replacements.  But to make this a good one, I’m going to need to see you there.

The deets:

What: BEA Kidlit Drink Night
When: Thursday, May 26, 6-whenever p.m.
Where: Stitch Bar & Lounge, in the balcony
247 W. 37th St.between 7th & 8th
How Much: $5 cover charge to benefit RIF:

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. That is a wonderful idea! I wish I could be here – have fun!!

  2. RIF is deeply appreciative, and I look forward to seeing many of you that evening!

  3. YAAAAYYYY!!! I can be there!!! So very happy with your date choice! And with that settled, I can set Wed or Friday to see my cousin’s play.

  4. Fabulous idea! Wish I could be there. Someday I’ll be able to afford to get to BEA…for now, I shall remain a starving artist. 🙂

  5. Wait, I get to have cocktails with librarians AND help RIF? That seems like too much awesome to be legal.

  6. Raina and I hope to swing by!

  7. YAY!!


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