Traveling Exhibit Celebrates Children’s Books

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Traveling Exhibit Celebrates Children’s Books

January 15, 2014

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New Traveling Exhibit Open Now Through March 9, 2015

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 9.

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.

Children and families can also experience books coming to life through community guest readers, puppet theater presentations, storytelling, illustration creations, and other hands-on activities.

ABOUT MURIEL FELDSHUH:

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.