Monday, May 2, 2016

Archives Spotlight: Children's Book Week

This is Children's Book Week, a time to celebrate books and get kids interested in lifelong reading. And of course, you don't have to be young to enjoy reading children's books!  Take a break from end-of-the-semester stress and browse the Libraries' collection of juvenile literature.

If you would like to explore children's literature further, especially storytelling and folklore, you may be interested in the Ruth Sawyer Collection.  The collection is found in the Archives and Special Collections and is in two parts.

  • Old and new books providing a history of children's literature, including first editions of Ruth Sawyer's books, Caldecott and Newbery award-winning books, and other books of historical value
  • Ruth Sawyer's papers, which contain typescripts of many of her stories, her letters, recordings of her telling favorite stories, and awards she received.

If you would like to see either the books in the collection or the Ruth Sawyer Papers, visit the Archives and Special Collections. Please make an appointment first by contacting or 651-690-6553. We are on the lower level of the St. Paul library and open Mondays through Fridays from 9:30-4:30.

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