Children's Literature Exhibit at Hinkle Memorial Library

A Children’s Literature exhibit is currently on display at the Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery on the Alfred State campus through May 5.

Hinkle Librarian Barbara Greil and Instructional Support Assistant Jenny Hillenbrand organized this exhibit in celebration of National Library Week, April 14 - 20. Contacting local and regional artists, authors and illustrators, as well as faculty and staff from both Alfred State and Alfred University, they have brought together a wide variety of work, highlighting the importance of libraries, reading, literature, and learning.

The exhibit includes custom-made American Library Association READ Posters featuring Alfred State “celebrities” posing with their favorite books, designed and created by Jenny Hillenbrand. Also featured are an extensive collection of ingenious children’s pop-up books on loan from Alfred University professor and artist Anne Currier. Alfred State faculty member Janice Stafford, who teaches a popular course in children’s literature, has lent an original numbered print from the first Harry Potter book, a signed and numbered print by author/illustrator Mo Willem’s Caldecott Honor book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, as well as an original collage by Bryan Collier, an award-winning author and illustrator. Susan Beckhorn, Suzanne Valentine, and Marsha Hayles, members of RACWI (Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators), have contributed original Illustrations, poetry, books, inspirational objects, and educational materials.

Help us celebrate National Library Week as well as the art and influence of children’s literature!

For information on visitor parking and library hours, consult the Hinkle Library Web page. If you would like to inquire about use of the gallery, please email Jenny Hillenbrand at HillenJB@alfredstate.edu.