Welcome to the Children's Literature Centre!

The Children's Literature Centre promotes literacy by:

  • Providing a focal point for the study and dissemination of children's literature.
  • Serving as the catalyst for new and innovative approaches to building the foundations of literacy through technology.
  • Developing positive attitudes toward reading through a collaborative network including home, school and community.
  • Working to cultivate an awareness and understanding of current children's literature, authors and illustrators.
  • Building a bridge to cultural understanding through children's literature.



Help the CLC Celebrate 40 years! 

Our goal: raise $40,000 for our 40th year! 


Click the link below to give a donation to help us reach our goal. Your contribution will help us continue to build a lifelong passion for reading!



CLC News 

Check out our save-the-date card and mark your calendars to be sure you don't miss any of the fun things we have planned this year! 


Children's Literature Centre awarded the 2021 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award!

The William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award is presented by the Comptroller of Maryland to the individuals and organizations in each of the 23 counties and Baltimore City who best exemplify William Donald Schaefer's lifelong commitment to helping people.



Winners are selected based on their demonstration of:

  • Improving the community
  • Swiftly solving a citizen problem through effective government intervention
  • Directly aiding the most vulnerable in society or
  • Creating a public/private partnership to improve the lives of Marylanders

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Children's Literature Centre

Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm