Monday, December 15, 2008
An Exciting Afternoon
Today I attended the dedication ceremony of the Marantz Picturebook Collection. The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science received a gift of 21,000 picture books from Ken and Sylvia Marantz. The crowd numbered so many that the event was moved to the KSU Ballroom instead of the Kiva. I had the luck of sitting next to Dr. Brodie's mother, who was visiting from Arkansas. The famous poet Arnold Adoff was there, as well as hundreds of librarians. Author David Macaulay was the guest speaker. His books include Cathedral, Castle, City, Black and White, and The Way Things work to name a few.