• Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week

    November 7 – November 13, 2016

    Join The Library and Judy Schachner in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week! All week long look for displays and activity stations in The Library, and enjoy themed stories during our regular scheduled storytimes.


    snow_what_2In addition, #1 New York Times Best Selling author and illustrator Judy Schachner will present a story and talk about writing and illustrating books for children. Each family in attendance will receive a free copy of her book Skippyjon Jones, Snow What, which the author will be available to sign.


    Judy Schachner will present four events over three days. Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:


    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elizabethville Area Library | Register Now >

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family LibraryRegister Now >

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1:30 a.m. at the Madeline L. Olewine Memorial LibraryRegister Now >

    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the the East Shore Area Library |
    We have had a tremendous response to this event and it is full. Waitlist Registration
    For a more intimate program  at the Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library | Register Now >



    Craft activities will be led by library staff after each presentation.


    Registration and seating will begin a half hour before the events at each location.


    Register starting October 18 for the author visit events November 11 to 13. 

  • About the Author

    Judy Schachner was born into an Irish Catholic working class family from New England. Money was as tight as their apartment was tiny and though she may not have had the easiest of childhoods, she credits her imagination with helping her survive it.

    She can’t ever remember a time when she was not drawing and like most budding artists she doodled on everything, including her father’s bald head. She drew herself into stories where she was the smartest in her class and into a family where mothers lived to be a ripe old age. In many ways, Judy feels that her own life has resembled the fairy tales she loved reading as a child, complete with a happy ending. And the best part of this author/illustrator’s story? She married a prince of a guy and they had two beautiful daughters and just like the mothers in her earliest tales, she plans on living to a ripe old age.

    Described by the New York Times as “…something like the James Joyce for the elementary school – set…”, Judy Schachner is the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator of over 23 books for children including Bits & Pieces, the Skippyjon Jones series, Yo Vikings, The Grannyman and Willy and May. She has won many awards including the first E. B. White Read Aloud Award.


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