Sowing Seeds in Danny, Dorothy, Dennis, Dillon and Destiny:
A Century of Library Service to Children
This year marks the cententary of Lillian H. Smith being appointed the first trained children’s librarian in the British Empire. Join Toronto Public Library as they look back to the early decades of library service to children and examine some of the specific books and stories that lay behind that mission. What were those seeds that Lillian H. Smith and her disciples were sowing with such energy, idealism and creativity? And how did they get away with it?
On Thursday, April 26 (at 8 p.m.), award-winning children’s author Sarah Ellis will give the 9th annual Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture, in the Community Room of the Lillian H. Smith Branch of Toronto Public Library (239 College Street).
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections. Free admission.
For more information, contact the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at 416-393-7753