The next time you visit Huntington Public Library be sure to take a peek at the artwork on display in the Youth Program Room. Autographed posters, hand-written letters, and original sketches by authors and illustrators decorate the walls of the room. Many of these pictures and letters are responses to children who have participated in a program to send authors and illustrators happy birthday wishes.
Creators of children’s books love to hear from their fans. If you implement this letter-writing idea at your library, you may just hear back from your favorite writers and artists!
At Huntington Public Library, a different children’s book creator is featured each month in the Happy Birthday Book Display by the picture book area. Norman Bridwell, Jane Yolen, and Denys Cazet are just some of the wonderful authors who have responded and this month’s display features Mem Fox. According to staff, the letter-writing program is inspiring the children of Huntington to learn more about the people behind the story.