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48th Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

The Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is an annual event sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Join us for this year's CBF on April 8-10, 2015. Highlighting the festival will be the 2015 Southern Miss Medallion winner, Paul Zelinsky.

For more information, see the Children's Book Festival web site, or contact Karen Rowell, Director of the Festival, at 601.266.4510 for a brochure.

 

de Grummond Book Group to discuss Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Join us Thursday, March 19, 2015, for the de Grummond Book Group. Each month we meet to discuss influential works of children's and young adult literature.

The 48th Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is almost upon us, and we are down to discussing the work of our final author--David Levithan. David co-wrote a book with John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars) titled Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which is a good choice for our group to read. David has also been the editor for many other successful authors--namely, Deborah Wiles (this year's de Grummond Lecturer at CBF).

The de Grummond Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor of Cook Library (between the Library Administration office and the School of Library and Information Science). Adults interested in reading and discussing children’s literature are welcome.

For more information about the de Grummond Book Group, contact curator Ellen Ruffin at 601.266.6543. To receive email about the meeting schedule and book selections, subscribe to the book group’s listserv: https://mailman.usm.edu/mailman/listinfo/degrummondbookgroup.

 

Exhibit: The Art of Rosemary Wells

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi presents the artwork of Rosemary Wells on display in the de Grummond Collection Cook Library Gallery on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi from April 8 to October 1, 2015.

Ms. Wells' career as an author and illustrator spans more than 40 years and 120 books. The exhibit features illustrations from Max and Ruby, Yoko, Mother Goose, and other unforgettable characters from an award-winning author and artist.

For more information about the Rosemary Wells Exhibit, contact curator Ellen Ruffin at 601.266.6543.