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24th Annual Picture Book Read-In
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24th Annual Picture Book Read-In

$30 & up - This is your time to read all those picture books that you haven't had time for and to network with colleagues to find out how they're using picture books in their programming. Early Bird Special! Register by July 25th and get $5 off.

When: 08/08/2019
9 - 4 pm
Where: Clermont County Public Library - Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Road
Milford, Ohio  45150
United States
Contact: 513-751-4422

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24th Annual Picture Book Read-In

SWON's Picture Book Read-In is a program for Collection Development staff, Children's Librarians, Teachers, Childcare Workers, in short, anyone who selects and/or reads books for children. We have thousands of recent titles (usually from the last two years) loaned to us for this event from six leading public library systems. Each attendee receives a guide listing all of the books. 

The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading picture books, discussing possible story time options with your peers and a presentation. 

Competencies Covered:

  • Reader's Advisory for Children's Literature
  • Collections for Children
  • Children's Programming


9:00-9:10 AM Coffee & Donuts, Intro, & Logistics

9:10-10:10 AM Telling A People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature, presented by Jason Shaiman of the Miami University Art Museum

Note: In lieu of a 2nd presentation, we will be allowing extra time for you to view the "Telling a People's Story" panel exhibit at your leisure.

10:10-3:00 PM Reading Time

12:00 PM Catered boxed lunches served

4:00-4:15 PM Prizes (must be present) & Feedback Forms

Programs and Presenters:

Telling A People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature
This first-of-its-kind museum exhibition, featuring original art by African-American illustrators, looks at African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children's picture books. It is now a traveling panel exhibition made available for public schools, libraries, and universities and colleges. 

Jason Shaiman is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to his arrival at MUAm in August 2010, he served as the Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the University of South Carolina‚Äôs McKissick Museum. Shaiman received his BA in Art History from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Art History and a Degree in Museum Studies from the University of South Carolina. He has curated more than 40 exhibitions, with Telling A People's Story being his most important accomplishment. 


Shaiman will be setting up the full panel exhibit for you to enjoy in the afternoon!


OLC accepts 6 CEUs.

KDLA accepts up to 6 CEUs. 

ISL accepts up to 6 LEU/TLEUs.


Employees of Supporting Member Institutions - $30
Geographic Members in our Ohio service area - $40
Everyone Else - $55

Optional Box Lunch - $15
Early Bird Special - Receive $5 off your ticket price when you register before July 26th!

Light Breakfast & Boxed Lunches:

A light breakfast of coffee, donuts & other snacks is included in the cost of your registration and a separate box lunch is available for purchase. Otherwise, feel free to pack a lunch or dine out at a nearby restaurant!

We can accommodate most special food requests -- the vegan & gluten free options will usually be a salad. When you register, you will be given food choice options and a write-in area if you need to explain more or have an allergy or sensitivity you'd like to share.

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