Saturday, January 16, 2010

2010 Children's Book Fest in Rhinelander

Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Fest Scheduled for March 9 and 10, 2010

Northern Wisconsin librarians, teachers, parents and members of the general public who are interested in learning about the best books for young people are invited to attend Children’s Book Fest 2010, a two day conference held at the Rhinelander Quality Inn on March 9 and 10.

Children’s literature specialists from the nationally acclaimed Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) in Madison, Wisconsin will discuss books for children and young adults at an evening presentation on Tuesday, March 9 as well as at a day presentation on Wednesday, March 10. Both sessions will include a CCBC exhibit of the best books from the year 2009 for young readers.

Each year librarians from the CCBC publish CCBC CHOICES, an annual list of CCBC-recommended books for children and teens. Book Fest participants will receive a free copy of the CCBC CHOICES booklet as part of their registration package.

Complete registration information about Children’s Book Fest may be obtained at the Rhinelander District Library Children’s Department or can be downloaded from the library’s web site All registrations must be received no later than March 5. Telephone inquiries for the Wednesday presentation may be made to Tom Hurlburt at (365-1073) More information about the Tuesday presentation is available from Headwaters Reading Council members Joan Belongia Mode (362-5111) day or Colleen Konicek (873-4879) evenings

Registration Flyer for Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Local supporters of Children’s Book Fest include Brown Street Books, Ripco Credit Union, and Wisconsin Public Service. Additional assistance is received from the Indianhead Federated Library System, Northern Waters Library Service and Wisconsin Valley Library Service

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