Magazine article American Libraries

Five Libraries Named Literary Landmarks

Magazine article American Libraries

Five Libraries Named Literary Landmarks

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United for Libraries will dedicate five Literary Landmarks celebrating children's book authors during Children's Book Week, May 4-10.

The following Literary Landmarks will be dedicated:

* Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Galesburg, Illinois, in partnership with Illinois Center for the Book. The Pulitzer Prize--winning poet was born in a cottage adjacent to the site and grew up in Galesburg.

* Westerly (R.I.) Public Library, in honor of Margaret Wise Brown, in partnership with Rhode Island Center for the Book. Brown was the author of many children's books, including Goodnight Moon, The Color Kittens, and The Runaway Bunny. After her death, her sister Roberta Rausch and her friend Jessica Gamble Dunham donated a near-complete set of her published works, personal papers, manuscripts, and books to Westerly Library.

* Norman (Okla.) Public Library, in honor of Harold Keith, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma. Keith was born in Oklahoma's Cherokee Outlet. …

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