Sunday, January 26, 2014

Caldecott Medal Art Gala revealed at Madisonville Library

by | The Times-Picayune)

Lillie Butler checks when children have completed activities to earn a free coupon for ice cream during Caldecott 75th anniversary Gala and Art Show for children, ages 3-11 at the Madisonville Library Saturday January 25, 2014. Children are submitting work inspired by a Caldecott Winner or Honor Book. (Photo by Tana R.H. Stevenson, | The Times-Picayune)

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The St. Tammany Parish Library's month-long celebration of the Caldecott Medal's 75th anniversary wrapped up Jan. 25 with a Gala and Art Show for children, ages 3-11, at the Madisonville Library. The prestigious Caldecott award is given to a distinguished American children’s book from the previous year. The celebration showcased artwork inspired by a Caldecott Winner or Honor Book.

“The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott,” said Tanya DiMaggio, Children's Services Coordinator of the St. Tammany Parish Library.
The Gala and Art Show will be displayed at the Madisonville Branch Library Jan. 25-Feb. 8.

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