National Ambassador for Young People's Literature | Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo's National Ambassador Schedule

2015

February

Washington
  • 25  |  Global reading Challenge at Seattle Public Library
  • 26  |  Visit to Bainbridge Island, Wash., for school trip and public event hosted by Eagle Harbor Book Co.
  • 27 – 28  |  Western Washington University Children's Literature Conference Bellingham, Wash.

March

Florida
  • 12  |  Love of Literacy Luncheon hosted by Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition
  • 13 – 14  |  “Stories Connect Us” Community Read hosted by the Florida Center for the Book
Virginia
  • 19 – 20  |  Virginia Festival of the Book hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

May

Rhode Island
  • 9  |  Kids Reading Across Rhode Island hosted by the Rhode Island State Center of the Book

June

Alaska
  • 8 – 13  |  Alaska Community Tour, hosted by the Juneau Public Library

August

Ohio
  • 10 – 11  |  Youth Community Reads hosted by Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • 12  |  Community Mural Unveiling at Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio

October

Pennsylvania
  • 15  |  Pittsburgh: Our Stories Our Community hosted by Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), Pittsburgh Arts & Lecture Series, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU 3)
St. Louis, MO
  • 24 – 25  |  Community Reads Events hosted by the St. Louis County Library

November

Georgia
  • 12 – 14  |  Savannah Children's Book Festival hosted by Live Oak Public Libraries

2014

January

  • 9  |  4pm  |  At Politics & Prose with past National Ambassadors Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka
  • 10  |  Inauguration ceremony, Library of Congress

March

  • 5  |  International Skype event
    • March 5: World Read Aloud Day
    • Skype conversations with the following locations: Mason-Rice Elementary, Mass.; Van Meter Community School, Iowa; Bannockburn School District, Ill. David C. Barrow Elementary, Ga.; Minnetonka Middle School West, Minn.; Ducketts Lane Elementary School, Md.; Holy Rosary School, Pa.; Saint Mary Catholic School, Mich.; American School Foundation, Mexico; Hong Kong Academy, Hong Kong
    • Event will be hosted by Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota.

May

  • Children's Book Week, New York, N.Y.
    • 14  |  Children's Choice Book Awards gala

August

  • 30  |  Library of Congress National Book Festival, Washington D.C.

September

  • South Dakota Center for the Book, SD
    • 25  |  South Dakota Children's Book Festival — Children's Museum of South Dakota
    • 26 – 27  |  South Dakota Festival of Books

November

  • Visit to Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, Ga.
    • 13  |  School visits
    • 14  |  Speech at Agnes Scott College