You're seeing this message because you're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is unsupported on our website. Please use these links to upgrade to a modern web browser that fully supports our website and protects your computer from security risks.
The 33rd Annual
Spring Festival of Children's Literature
April 24th - 25th, 2015
(as indicated on your confirmation card)
Delve into the world of children’s literature at the Children’s Literature Centre’s annual Spring Festival on April 24th-25th. Traditionally held on the last weekend in April, this annual event attracts participants from the Eastern United States.
The purpose of the Festival is to provide librarians, educators, students, and other advocates the opportunity to experience first-hand interaction with celebrated authors, illustrators and storytellers. Our featured speakers for 2015 are Scott Campbell, Brian Floca, Deborah Hopkinson and Matt Phelan. Small group sessions on current educational topics, as well as book sales, autographing & a luncheon are included in the Festival registration. The Festival concludes with the presentation of the Betty Roemmelmeyer Children’s Literature Advocate Award, given to a teacher, librarian, or individual that possesses and nurtures a love of literature.
*** Check out their websites by clicking on their names!
Professional Development Credit for Teachers
Educators from Maryland and Pennsylvania have the opportunity to earn 1 credit for Continuing Professional Development at this year's festival! Please visit Credit Information to learn more (located on the left side of this page).
To apply for Professional Development Credit,
please click HERE.
(Formally known as Small Group Sessions)
Parking will be available in the Performing Arts Center lot.
Silent Auction/Chance Auction
Silent Auction Contents
Chance Auction Baskets
1. Jump Start Your Library
2. Storytime Slam
3. Get Crafty
4. Storybook Animations
5. I Can Draw
6. Beginning Chapter Books
Silent Auction Baskets
1. Classic Favorites
2. Elephant Extravaganza
3. Baseball Bonus
4. Past Authors Basket: Pam Munoz Ryan and Katy Appelt
5. Past Author Basket: Peter Catalanatto
6. Award-Winning Titles
7. Colorful Characters
8. African American Collection
9. Anti- Bullying Basket
New Silent Auction Procedures!
Participants will purchase tickets:
Place your ticket(s) in the basket for a chance at winning that basket.
At the close of the auction, winners of each basket will be drawn.
Picking Up Your Silent/Chance Auction Purchases
You make your payments and pick up your Silent Auction prizes in the Atkinson Room (2nd Floor) upon the conclusion of the Festival.
You may pick up your Chance Auction prizes in the Atkinson Room (2nd Floor) upon the conclusion of the Festival.
Show Off Your Students' Work!
Are you interested in having your students create an art display for the Festival? Each teacher that submits a display will receive a free book coupon at the Festival and will be entered into a drawing to win an entire collection of autographed books from the Festival presenters. Displays must relate to a book by an author or illustrator at the Festival. For more information or to express interest, contact Dr. Ornstein at Bornstein@frostburg.edu.
Previous Festival's Guest Authors and Illustrators
Muriel Miller Branch
Carmen Agra Deedy
Robing and Patricia DeWitt
Pamela Duncan Edwards
Laura Malone Elliott
Lisa Campbell Ernst
Leonard Everett Fisher
Patricia Reilly Giff
Mary Downing Hahn
David L. Harrison
Lee Bennett Hopkins
George Ella Lyon
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Lillie G. Patterson
Paul Ratz deTagyos
Daniel San Souci
Robert San Souci
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Susan Fisher Staples