If you have been reading here for any time at all, you probably have gotten that I really like books and libraries. I actually still have my Boston Public Library card from when I lived in town. When we moved to the ‘burbs and I wanted a new card, I was told to keep it (we are part of the Minuteman Library Network). At first I wanted a card with my new town on it but now I kind of like that I have my original card. It makes me feel more connected to the BPL so when a few years ago we got an invitation to Literary Lights for Children at the Boston Public Library – I was thrilled. We went with a group of friends and it was wonderful. The reading room was decorated in a fun but not over-the-top way, there was a book at each child’s seat (donated by the publishers), the authors were outstanding (Lois Lowry, Susan Cooper, Christopher Paul Curtis, Laura Amy Schlitz and Chris Van Allsburg) and the food was thoughtfully chosen to be just right for the younger set but nice enough for the grown-ups in attendance, too (no small feat).
We had to miss last year (a jam-packed day of soccer) and this group of award winning authors (Sook Nyul Choi, Katherine Paterson, Brian Selznick, David Small and Sarah Stewart) but plan on going this year Sunday, September 26th to hear and have books signed by these favorite and notable authors: