Friday, April 9, 2010

Celebrating 25 Years...

book award logo color horzAs you know, 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of Please Touch Museum's Book Award! This year will also be the first time that the Award will be presented in our new location at Memorial Hall. And we couldn't be more excited!

The first award was given in 1985 to just one book, What’s Inside? by Duanne Daughtry, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in 1984. A decade later, in 1995, the Book Award was expanded, and the decision was made to honor two books each year: one book for children ages 3 and under, and one book for children ages 4 to 7. Since its inception, we have honored over 35 books from authors as varied as Byron Barton and Tana Hoban to Lucy Cousins and Laurie Keller.

Check out the full list of our winning books since 1985, a large selection of which you can find in our Kids Store, by visiting our website here!

YOU can help us celebrate the history of our Book Award this weekend! Come visit our Kids Store where you can peruse a selection of Book Award winners from the past, then select your favorite one, write your choice down and enter it in a raffle for a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to our 2nd Annual Storybook Ball, on Saturday, April 24!

And don't forget to come and find out this year's winners at our Award Ceremony on Friday, April 23 at Noon!

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