Sunday, February 11, 2007


I received an e:mail on the wlvsmax listserv from Kris Adams Wendt regarding the upcoming Twentieth Anniversary Children's Book Fest. This is scheduled for March 6th and 7th, 2007 in Rhinelander.

Kris writes: "Attention Wisconsin, Minnesota and Upper Michigan librarians, teachers, parents, reading specialists and members of the general public who are interested in learning about the best books for young people! You are invited to attend Children's Book Fest 2007, a children's literature conference held at the Rhinelander Holiday Inn (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) on March 6th and 7th.

Kathleen T. Horning and Megan Schliesman from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in Madison, Wisconsin will discuss books for children and young adults at an evening presentation on Tuesday, March 6th, as well as at a day presentation on Wednesday, March 7th. Both sessions will include a CCBC exhibit of the best 2006 books for young readers.

Most folks choose to attend one session or the other, but you certainly won't be turned away if you decide to stay overnight and come to both. In addition to the Holiday Inn Express itself, a Super 8 and Americinn are also close by.

PLEASE NOTE that separate registration (sent to two separate places) is require for the evening and day sessions.
Registration information information for Children's Book Fest is available at the Rhinelander District Library website.

All registrations must be received no later than March 2. Payment of $6.00 per person must accompany each registration blank. No purchase orders, please.

Telephone inquiries regarding the Wednesday presentation may be made to Kris at the Rhinelander District Library phone and email below. More information about the Tuesday presentation is available from Headwaters Reading Council member Joan Belongia (715) 362-5111 (day) or (715) 362-3844 (evening)."

Kris Adams Wendt
Rhinelander District Library (WLA 2005 Library of the Year)
106 N. Stevens St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Everyone that I have talked to that has attended this annual event has nothing but high praise for the program. WLVS staff members make a special presentation at WLVS board meetings regarding what they have learned each year. - JDB


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