Upcoming events


The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter


In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Dr. Irvin Kerlan's first gift of children's books and artwork to the University Libraries, the Children's Literature Research Collections will be hosting The ABC of It, curated by scholar Leonard L. Marcus.

The exhibit will be open February 11 - May 31, 2019. Hours correspond with regular Andersen Library building hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be multiple events and learning opportunities open to the public, giving the opportunity to delve further into the materials, as well as learn about the creation of the exhibit itself. 


Interested in purchasing an exhibit catalog of The ABC of It?



Exhibit catalog may be purchased from the University of Minnesota Press, at this link: z.umn.edu/exhibitcatalog


Interested in bringing a group of ten or more to visit the exhibit?

Groups of ten or more should schedule with the CLRC department by emailing asc-clrc@umn.edu. We welcome classes, book groups, writers and authors, teachers and librarians, cohorts and professional development teams. All are welcome.



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