Build a Landmark
Friday, May 8, 2015
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
This Saturday, Lane Library is dedicating a Literary Landmark in
honor of two-time Caldecott Award-winner Robert McCloskey. McCloskey was
born in Hamilton and visited Lane Library as a child. His first book
was set in Hamilton and featured local landmarks including the library.
Lane didn't coin the term Literary
Landmark. It's a project
that's run by ALA that recognizes a special location in your
community to commemorate a deceased literary figure, author or his or
her work. Lane's landmark will be the third in Ohio (there is one in
Kentucky and there are none in Indiana).
Lane Library is unveiling their Literary Landmark as part of their
celebration of Children's Book Week. Other events include "Read Lentil
is the name of McCloskey's first book), and a walking tour of related
landmarks from the library to the McCloskey Museum.
This is a great way to engage with local history and connect patrons
and authors, and it can go well beyond a hanging a plaque on the wall.
Lane's example shows that this is an opportunity to promote literacy as
well. Congratulations on your Literary Landmark!
- Nathan Swartzendruber, SWON Technology Educator
Meet your neighbors at
the Membership Meeting
Southwest Ohio is SWON's neighborhood, and we're always happy to see
lots of our neighbors in the same room. We appreciate the opportunity to
share what we're working on with you, and it's great to see people
sharing ideas with each other. Come catch ideas about Design Thinking
for Libraries and catch up with your peers at the SWON
Libraries Membership Meeting.