In 2008, Amazement Square is going buggy for books! This year is going to be The Year of Authors and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! Every month, all of our programming will be inspired by the work of our Author of the Month. Your museum will continue to offer its diverse, interdisciplinary programs each month with the added benefit of incorporating beloved classic literature and books by new, emerging authors as well.
Be on the look out for new programs throughout the year such as our new Book Nook (a space dedicated to exploring literature through dramatic play, interactive activities, and intergenerational reading), the visiting author series, Toddler Tales, the Book Pass, and more!
For more, goto The Year of Authors' Blog Spot!
The Lynchburg Public Library is an official partner of The Year of Authors.
An artist at heart, Chris Van Allsburg has created illustrations and tales to transport readers to far away places, such as the North Pole and outer space. With his monumental gift for depicting his worlds as realities, it is no surprise that Allsburg originally was a sculptor. After having his first exhibition, a friend inquired about the doodles he had drawn in the studio and encouraged him to illustrate children’s books. Allsburg took his friend’s advice and has produced multiple bestsellers, such as The Polar Express, Jumanji, and Zathura. Allsburg’s books have earned an eternal place in children’s imaginations, but several have been made into films delivering Allsburg’s vision onto the screen. Learn more about Chris Van Allsburg by visiting his website at www.chrisvanallsburg.com