The Cranford Public Library’s First Picture Book Palooza


Yesterday The Cranford Public Library celebrated its first ever Picture Book Palooza. In a nutshell, it was DY-NO-MITE!

Here are a few photographic highlights:


Laura Sassi


Me & Annie Silvestro


Ariel Bernstein


Diana Murray

Elizabeth Upton



I’d like to shout a huge THANK YOU to Lauren Antolino, librarian extraordinaire, Laura Sassi, the amazing volunteers, and to Anne Laird at The Town Book Store for making this incredible day a reality. And oh what an incredible day it was!


The Bank Street Writers Lab Receives a Carle Honor

Congratulations to Cynthia Weill and the Bank Street Writer’s Lab!

Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature

On Thursday, September 28th the Bank Street Writers Lab (BSWL) received a prestigious award from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

Each year, the Carle gives out four awards to individuals “whose creative vision and dedication are an inspiration to everyone who values picture books and their role in arts education and literacy.”

The BSWL received the Carle Honors Mentor Award which recognizes editors, designers, educators, librarians, scholars and others who champion picture books and picture book art.  The BSWL received the award “in recognition of its leadership and support of writers and artists throughout its long history.”

Members of the Bank Street Writers Lab were present at the gala event which took place at Gustavino’s in New York City. Also, present was the legendary author and founder of the museum, Eric Carle. The awards ceremony was moderated by Newbery award winning author, Jack Gantos. Other

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