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Come See Our New Exhibition on Children's Literature


 Jonathan BlancEnter the Great Green Room from Goodnight Moon.
Photo: Jonathan Blanc
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Now–Sunday, March 23, 2014
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

NYPL's incredible new exhibition on the history of children's literature—The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter—opened at our landmark Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street a few days ago! Come by today, this weekend, or sometime soon to see amazing items and explore why children's books matter, what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produced them. The ABC of It invites you to take a fresh look at books you thought you knew, and reveals that the stories we tell our children tell a story about ourselves.

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Major support for The New York Public Library's exhibitions and public programs is provided through generous gifts from Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and Jonathan Altman. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Inc., in memory of Ruth and Seymour Klein.