Children's Book Week was established in 1919 and almost from the beginning the Children's Book Council enlisted an illustrator each year to design a commemorative Children's Book Week Poster and Bookmark. A complete collection of Children's Book Week Posters is always on display on the ground floor of Parkway Central. As you walk the hallway you will see the artwork of legendary illustrators including Mercer Mayer, Maurice Sendak, Lauren deBrunhof, and David Wiesner.
Wiesner, who created the original artwork for the Free Library’s 2007 Philadelphia Book Festival, has walked down this hall and is excited to see his newest poster added to the collection. You can listen to him describe the posters and his experience at the 21:10 mark of the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards Red Carpet Interviews.