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International Youth Literature Collection

The International Youth Literature Collection is a representative collection of children’s and young adult books, both translated and in their original language, that celebrate writing, visual style and design from outside of this country.

International Children's Book Day

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. More information can be found on the IBBY.ORG website.                                                                                   

Past ICBD Posters

Programming Ideas

2021 ICBD Poster

Margarita Engle's poem, The Music of Words is the inspiration for Roger Mello's artwork. Read about the activities planned around the world on the IBBY blog

Due to the sound quality, please be sure to click CC and turn on the caption of this Youtube video.


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