This event has had a wonderful 15-year history, honoring outstanding children’s authors. However, we regret to announce that the Associates of the Boston Public Library will be unable to host Literary Lights for Children this year, due to a convergence of circumstances beyond our control. The Central Library in Copley Square, where we have held this program for many years, is now open year round on Sundays. While this schedule change is terrific news for the community, since the public can now use the library on weekends, it makes it impossible for The Associates to hold this event at the BPL.
Since 1998, this annual program has introduced young readers to outstanding authors, from Rick Riordan and Gregory Maguire to MT Anderson and Neil Gaiman; acquainted them with the Library's many free educational resources; and raised money to support initiatives such as the Associates' Children's Writer-in-Residence program, kids writing workshops, and the conservation/digitization of books in the BPL’s Special Collections.
Literary Lights for Children
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2-5 PM
Bates Reading Room, Boston Public Library
The Associates of the Boston Public Library hosted the fifteenth annual Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 29th in the Boston Public Library's beautiful Bates Hall. The 2013 honorees were:
Literary Lights for Children seeks to raise awareness of children's literature, promote literacy, honor children's authors, and raise funds for the Boston Public Library's Special Collections. Students selected from Boston area schools introduced each of the honored authors. The honorees then discussed their writing careers and share their love of books with the audience of 400 children, parents and teachers. Immediately following the tea party, there was a book signing session where the students had the opportunity to meet the authors personally.
Associates of the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116