Children's Museum of South Dakota


Children’s Museum of South Dakota is Celebrating Children’s Books

Date: Jan 15, 2014

New Traveling Exhibit Open Now Through March 9th

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is delighted to host a traveling exhibit of quilts celebrating literacy and children’s books. Six quilts pieced together by Muriel Feldshuh, a retired librarian and author from New York City, are on display in the museum’s second floor traveling exhibit space now through March 9th.

Each quilt is a collection of squares that contain handwritten comments and original artwork of classic children’s book characters. Come explore the 165 beautiful quilt squares created by famous authors and illustrators such as Eric Carle, Jan Brett, Mercer Mayor, Mo Willems and many more. The quilts will be on display for children to enjoy and adults to reminisce. Feldshuh’s quilts have toured the country over the past decade with stops at many children’s museums, libraries and other kid-friendly public spaces.

Celebrating Children's Books - a traveling exhibitChildren and families can also experience books coming to life through community guest readers, puppet theater presentations, storytelling, illustration creations, and other hands-on activities.

• Guest Readers from the community – February 1st, 8th, and 15th starting at 1:00pm
• First Lady Linda Daugaard – March 1st at 1:30pm
• Puppet Show with Katherine Eberline from the Brookings Public Library - Sat. Feb 8th at 2:00pm
• Special class offerings inspired by the quilts
• Watch for special pop-up activities such as making book marks, creating puppets, drawing characters, story times, and puppet shows

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12noon-5pm. Come join the FUN!

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota will be OPEN on Monday, January 20th from 1-4pm. It’s a pajama party! Wear your favorite pj’s to cuddle up with a book, view the original quilts and enjoy a puppet show. Spend a no school day and work holiday playing with us.

Feldshuh spent 13 years piecing together the quilts to promote literacy. She is an author, educator, literacy consultant, and adviser for the Books for Kids Foundation. Her passion for reading and literacy has made her a well-known teacher and librarian. Come view Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Stinky Cheese Man, and Maisy Mouse among other favorites, and celebrate the fun of reading with children.