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Spring 2013 Friends Preview - The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

June 19, 2013

For donors $40 or more

The ABC of It is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how do they teach children, and what do they reveal about the societies that produced them? Through a dynamic array of objects and activities, the exhibition celebrates the extraordinary richness, artistry, and diversity of children’s literature across cultures and time. 

Guided tours of the exhibition will be offered every hour on the half-hour, 11:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.  

Please present your membership ID card or invitation, which admits four people.

For more information, please call the Friends Office at 212.930.0653.

From Randolph Caldecott's picture books, series. (London Frederick Warne & Co. n.d) Caldecott, Randolph (1846-1886), Author.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman. Additional support for The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter has been provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Inc., in memory of Ruth and Seymour Klein.