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Build a Landmark

Friday, May 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
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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 Day" (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

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