Thursday, September 25, 2008

Newbery Library Exhibit on Children's Books

This Saturday an exhibit entitled Artifacts of Childhood: 700 Years of Children's Books will open at the Newberry Library.
Artifacts of Childhood: 700 Years of Children's Books explores the Newberry's little-known collection of books and manuscripts created for and by children. The exhibition showcases aspects of the interaction between children and books and includes approximately 65 works, drawn from the Library's collection of thousands of children's books in more than 100 languages, from the fifteenth century to the present.
The exhibit is co-curated by Paul Gehl and the kidlitosphere's very own Jenny Schwartzberg. (Who also just happens to have hosted this month's Carnival of Children's Literature.)

You can read more about it in the Chicago Tribune article, Newberry Exhibit to Showcase Children's Books. You can also visit the Newberry Library site for more information. The exhibit runs through January 17, 2009.

Congratulations, Jenny!


  1. Thank you so much Tricia! It's such an exciting time for all of us here at the library. It's been a long time coming since I've been working on this exhibit for 10 years and dreaming about it for 19!!

  2. Congratulations, Jenny! How wonderful to see and share the results of this long-time project. Your hard work really paid off. I especially envy the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

    Tricia, I know I'm early for Poetry Friday, but I posted already just in case I haven't the time to post prior to the workday tomorrow.
    Beginning by James Wright