For immediate release | December 14, 2012

Sweet, Vaccaro Seeger to take part in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is announcing two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In January, ALSC will host Melissa Sweet, and in February, Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be the guest.

Melissa Sweet will take part in the 75th Caldecott Facebook Forum at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Sweet won a Caldecott Honor in 2009 for her illustrations in the book "A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams," written by Jen Bryant.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger will participate in the 75th Caldecott Facebook Forum at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Seeger won a Caldeoctt Honor in 2008 for "First the Egg."

As part of the Forum, ALSC will interview Sweet and Vaccaro Seeger about their Caldecott experiences. This event is open to the public, and a Facebook account is not required to view the event. Participants can access the ALSC Facebook page at:

The 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums are part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. Throughout 2012 and into 2013, ALSC has many special Caldecott-related events and activities planned, in person, online and in print, to make it possible for all individuals to be involved in the celebration. To learn more about joining in the celebration, please visit the Caldecott 75th anniversary page:

ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit


Dan Rude

Membership/Marketing Specialist

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2164