Friday, March 17, 2017 • 9AM to 4:30PM
(conference sign-in will begin at 8:30AM)
Main Library, Auditorium, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Free parking is available for conference attendees at GovGarage located at 151 SW 2 Street. Additional parking is in the City Park garage (east side of the library) for $1.25/hour (park on levels 2 or 3).
Participants must pre-register for this free Conference by March 14, 2017. Registration Form
For more information, call 954-357-7336 Theme: One Children’s Book, Many Ways: Exploring Educational Options and Approaches within a Single Title
About the Conference on Children’s Literature
Broward County Library’s Conference on Children’s Literature will be held Friday, March 17th, 2017, 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. Participants will learn from our distinguished author and illustrator, as well as knowledgeable local educators, all that you can do to make a book come alive for a variety of populations and educational missions!
About the Ashley Bryan Art SeriesThe 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.