PO Box 46163
Plymouth MN 55446-0163
Provides connection for the many groups and individuals involved in children's literature; raises awareness of, and the level of respect for, children's books, book creators, and resources; offers encouragement to our members with information and grant opportunities; offers educational opportunities to our members by organizing and sponsoring workshops, seminars, and conferences; and encourages more children and young adults to read more books by working within our communities on reading, writing, and literacy projects.
Annual conference in late April on topics of interest to those involved with children's literature:
April 23-24, 2004: The Business of Creating Children's Books
April 22-23, 2005: From the Beginning: the founders of children's literature
April 21-22, 2006: What Makes It Funny? humor in children's literature
Annual Children's Book Week Festival featuring more than 30 children's authors and illustrators
Ongoing educational efforts as CLN increases its offerings of history, destinations, and reading lists that will help parents, educators, and librarians encourage more kids to read more books.