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Picture Book Read-In

August 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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23rd Annual Picture Book Read-In

SWON’s Picture Book Read-In is a program for Collection Development staff, Children’s Librarians, Teachers, Childcare Workers, in short, anyone who selects and/or reads books for children. We have thousands of recent titles (usually from the last two years) loaned to us for this event from six leading public library systems. Each attendee receives a guide listing all of the books. 

The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading picture books, discussing possible story time options with your peers and two presentations. 

Competencies Covered:Reader’s Advisory for Children’s LiteratureCollections for ChildrenChildren’s ProgrammingAgenda:

9:00-9:10 AM Breakfast, Intro, & Logistics

9:10-10:10 AM Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature, presented by Jason Shaiman of the Miami University Art Museum

10:10-3:00 PM Reading Time

12:00 PM Catered boxed lunches served

3:00-4:00 PM Speaker & Topic TBA

4:00-4:15 PM Prizes & Feedback Forms

Programs and Presenters:

Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature
This first-of-its-kind museum exhibition, featuring original art by African-American illustrators, looks at African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children’s picture books. It is now a traveling panel exhibition made available for public schools, libraries, and universities and colleges. 

Jason Shaiman is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio. Prior to his arrival at MUAm in August 2010, he served as the Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. Shaiman received his BA in Art History from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Art History and a Degree in Museum Studies from the University of South Carolina. He has curated more than 40 exhibitions, with Telling A People’s Story being his most important accomplishment. 

More details to come!


OLC accepts 6 CEUs.

KDLA accepts up to 6 CEUs. 

ISL accepts up to 6 LEU/TLEUs.


Employees of Supporting Member Institutions – $30
Geographic Members in our Ohio service area – $40
Everyone Else – $55
Box Lunch – $15
Early Bird Special – Receive $5 off your ticket price when you register before July 26th!

“Grab and Go” Breakfast and Box Lunches:

Breakfast is included in the cost and a separate box lunch can be purchased, otherwise, you are free to bring your lunch or go to one of the many nearby restaurants. We can accommodate most special food requests. When you register, you will be given food choice options and a write-in area if you need to explain more.

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August 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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