Owens Campus Library Gallery Welcomes ‘Storybook Stars'

Posted Apr 5th, 2010 by Brad Meyer  Category: Education


Owens Community College welcomes the return of the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to the Findlay-area Campus with original illustrations from artists who have won major awards for their work in children’s books as the Library Gallery presents “Storybook Stars”, April 8-22.

The Owens Findlay-area Campus Library is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

“Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is delighted to have the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum return to the Library Gallery,” said Gail McCain, Owens Library Manager for the Findlay-area Campus. “The Mazza Museum is committed to helping children develop an interest in reading and literacy, as well as in preserving original artwork from children’s literature. This exhibit showcases the work of some of the most well-known children’s illustrators of our time, which is sure to delight Gallery visitors of all ages.”

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum was founded in 1982 and is the world’s first and largest museum devoted to the art of children’s picture books. Since its inception, the museum has collected over 3,000 original pieces from children’s literature. The goal of the Mazza Museum is to promote literacy among children, as well as to collect, exhibit and preserve original artwork from children’s picture books.

Twenty children’s book illustrations from award-winning illustrators are featured in the “Storybook Stars” exhibit to include “Going to the Ball” by Marcia Brown from the book “Cinderella”, “Bleriot Hops Over the Ground Like a Rabbit” by Alice and Martin Provensen from the book “The Glorious Flight”, “Willie Was Catching Single Snowflakes” by Mary Azarian from the book “Snowflake Bentley” and “Cover” by Arnold Lobel from the book “Frog and Toad Together”.

The Findlay-area Campus “Storybook Stars” exhibit is being presented in conjunction with the celebration of April as Month of the Young Child. In addition, the exhibit is designed to encourage children to take interest in literacy and libraries as the College recognizes National Library Week, April 11-17.

Admission to the Findlay-area Campus Library Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3088.

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