For immediate release | October 25, 2016

Sponsor a Literary Landmark for Children’s Book Week 2017

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania - United for Libraries is partnering with the ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint Committee to designate seven Literary Landmarks during Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017).

United for Libraries, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader encourage groups to nominate and sponsor special locations nationwide that are tied to a deceased children's literary figure, author, or their work.

Participation in the Literary Landmark program includes a bronze plaque with the Literary Landmark™ insignia, to be unveiled at a dedication ceremony held during Children's Book Week. This is a fitting tribute to legacy authors and children's books celebrating publication milestones.

For more information or to apply, visit Applications are due Dec. 30, 2016.

Authors honored with a Literary Landmark dedication during Children’s Book Week in past years include Margaret Wise Brown, Carl Sandberg, Harold Keith, Walter Dean Myers and Robert McCloskey. This program was spearheaded by Rocco Staino of the Empire State Center for the Book and is presented in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council (

The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries. More than 140 Literary Landmarks across the United States have been dedicated since the program began in 1986. Any library or group may apply for a Literary Landmark through United for Libraries. More information is available on the United for Libraries website.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, or contact Jillian Wentworth at (312) 280-2161 or


Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries