For immediate release | December 11, 2012

Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries in honor of L’Engle

PHILADELPHIA — The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York was dedicated a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries on Nov. 29 in honor of Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007).

The author of the children’s literary classic "A Wrinkle in Time" served as the church’s librarian for more than 40 years. The date of the dedication would have been her 94th birthday.

Among those who spoke at the ceremony were Charlotte Jones Voiklis, L’Engle’s granddaughter and literary executor; Leonard S. Marcus, author of “Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeline L’Engle in Many Voices”; Beth Nawalinski, director of marketing and communications, United for Libraries, Simon Boughton, senior vice president and publisher, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book.

Partnering with United for Libraries for the dedication were the Empire State Center for the Book, the Children’s Book Council and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a division of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries. More than 120 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 citizens 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, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



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