Speak Up for Libraries Day

November 6, 2014

Thursday, November 6 is “Speak Up for Libraries” Day, a statewide event and will place the spotlight on Pennsylvania authors and illustrators and the important role our libraries have in the lives of our citizens.  “Speak Up for Libraries” will feature programs and events in libraries around the Commonwealth, where guest authors and illustrators will share the importance and personal impact libraries have had on their lives.Both the Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch will be participating in this event.

Greg Pizzoli, author and illustrator of Number One Sam and The Watermelon Seed, will be speaking up for Pennsylvania libraries when he makes an appearance at the Chester County Library on November 6 at 10:30 a.m.  Children ages 3 and up and their parents are invited to join us as Mr. Pizzoli talks about his books, his career and his passion for libraries.

When asked about his participation in “Speak Up for Libraries”, Mr. Pizzoli replied, “Libraries are community builders—it’s a place where everyone can visit and learn, search, discover ,and, of course, READ!  I visit my local libraries often, and I always find something new.”

Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin is speaking up for Pennsylvania libraries when she makes an appearance at  the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library on November 6 at 6:30 p.m.

“Albert Einstein once said ‘the only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.’  I find that sums up my own experience and belief—from childhood through the present—quite nicely.  Wherever I’ve lived, no matter what I’ve been doing, no matterwhat I’ve been writing, the public library has been the hub around which my intellectual and creative life has spun,” said Bryant.

To register for these programs, visit our online event calendar.