Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, September 13, 2013

Award-Winning Children’s Book Authors to Visit Library

Tompkins County Public Library, in collaboration with the Family Reading Partnership, will present award-winning picture book authors Suzanne Bloom and Anna McQuinn for two exciting programs September 13.

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., picture book lovers of all ages are invited to “Make Friends With Books,” an intimate meet-and-greet opportunity featuring read-alouds from both authors, stories about friendship, and a question and answer session.  The authors will also sign copies of their books, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Educators, librarians, parents and caregivers are also invited to attend the 3:30 to 5 p.m. presentation of “Passion for Picture Books.” During this program, Bloom and McQuinn will share personal perspectives on the importance of picture books, sign copies of their books and answer audience questions.  This program will also include a free reception honoring the authors. 

While both events are free and open to the public, advance registration for “Passion for Picture Books” is appreciated.  To register, contact
Both programs will be held in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
Bloom, of McDonough (Chenango County) is the author of “A Splendid Friend Indeed,” which has been presented to every kindergartener in Tompkins County for the past five years. 

McQuinn, of London, is the author of “Lola at the Library,” given by TCPL, for the past two years, to every baby born at Cayuga Medical Center.

For more information, contact Kaye Stone at (607)  277-8602 or


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