Friday, April 29, 2016 ~ 9AM to 4:30PM
(Registration will start at 8:30AM)
African American Research Library and Cultural Center
Auditorium, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Conference Speakers | Workshop | Registration Form* Theme: Beginning with Books: Back to the Basics
2016 marks the 29th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature and 14th
Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series. Broward County Library recognizes the crucial
role libraries, schools, community centers and other youth serving organizations
play in growing young minds, starting at birth. Therefore, the 2016 Conference
on Children’s Literature’s theme is Beginning with Books: Back to
The joint Conference on Children’s Literature and Ashley Bryan Art Series is
sponsored by the
Friends of Fort Lauderdale Libraries, the
Friends of the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and the
Broward Public Library
Foundation. Funding provided by Broward County Public Schools through the Discovering Your Way Grant.
About the Conference on Children’s Literature
Broward County Library’s Conference on Children’s Literature will be held
Friday, April 29th, in conjunction with the Ashley Bryan Art Series. The
conference is a free, day-long professional development opportunity where
librarians, teachers, writers, illustrators, storytellers, and parents gather to
receive training and gain exposure to current trends in literature for youth and
teens. Participants will meet award-winning authors, an award-winning
illustrator, hear a professional storyteller and participate in learning
About the Ashley Bryan Art Series
The Ashley Bryan Art Series celebrates the art of African-American illustrators.
In collaboration with Broward County Schools, the series includes a “Student
Conference” day (closed to the public) dedicated to fostering a love of reading
and learning in young people, featuring a Coretta Scott King Award-winning
illustrator. The Ashley Bryan Art Series also includes a Conference on
Children’s Literature component of which the featured award-winning illustrator
will not only speak at the conference, but will dedicate one of his works of art
to be included in the Ashley Bryan Art Collection: an artwork collection of
illustrators of African descent, which can be viewed at the African American
Research Library and Cultural Center.
Participants must pre-register for this free Conference by April 22, 2016.*Seats are still available for this conference. Please register the morning of the conference at the registration table. Online and phone registration for the Conference on Children's Literature is now closed.
For more information, contact 954-357-7317.
Presenters’ books and CDs will be available for purchase and autographing. Books
& Books will be the book vendor for the Conference.