In celebration of Children’s Book Week 2015, the The Lane Libraries will host a “Robert McCloskey Walk and Literary Landmark Dedication,” 10 a.m. Saturday May 9.
Walk in the footsteps of Robert McCloskey, Hamilton’s famous children’s author. Meet at the Hamilton Lane Library, (Children’s Department on the 5th Floor) and parade your way to the Robert McCloskey Museum, touring McCloskey landmarks along the way.
The Walking Tour is led by Brandon Soale, curator of the McCloskey Museum. He will end the tour at 11:30 and participants will have time to return to their cars for the dedication at the Hamilton Lane Library at noon.
Dedication of United for Libraries Children’s Book Week 2015 Literary Landmark will follow at noon.
After the dedication, there will be a tour of the Hamilton Lane Library and you can view our painting of McCloskey, “Man with a Harmonica” by Jane White Cooke, and check out books by McCloskey.
The plaque will read: “Two-Time Caldecott Award winner Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) walked through the doors of this library many times as a child. McCloskey was born in Hamilton and his first book, Lentil, featured several Hamilton scenes including this library. Published by Viking in 1940, it told the story of a boy much like himself who played the harmonica,” and will contain the names of contributors Heritage Hall, the Lane Libraries, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Viking.
Presenters will include Gratia Banta, Youth Services Manager, the Lane Libraries; Nancy Follmer, President, Heritage Hall; OELMA Representatives; Mike Dinkeldein, architect; Carol Bowling, Branch Manager, Hamilton Lane Library; and Peter Roop, author, who will read Lentil.
For more information, call 513-785-2703.