Thursday, December 10, 2009

Next Kidlit Drink Night!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
starting at 6:30 p.m.
Faces & Names, 159 W. 54th St. in NYC

Because the ALA awards will be a scant five days away, we'll have a Newbery/Caldecott/Printz prediction contest with FABULOUS PRIZES -- to be determined, but we promise they'll be worthy of the all-caps. And we'll be collecting kids' and YA books for Project Cicero, "an annual non-profit book drive designed to create -- or supplement -- school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools." So gather your guesses and your extra books and join us on Wednesday the 13th!

(And if you'd like to be on our e-mail list for future events, shoot us a message at nyckidlitdrinks at gmail dot com.)


  1. Dear Cheryl,

    Applause for your efforts to assist NY Public School libraries. I just returned to Kentucky from a trip to New York--while there I visited Banana Kelly High School in the Bronx. They have no library facility at all--neither does a nearby school with which they share a cafeteria. Just thought I'd pass that name along as a possible worthy recipient of any charitable book donations. The principal's name is Joshua Laub. He is passionate about his school and about his students. Just thought I'd pass that along (you may already be aware of this school--probably so, since I'm in Kentucky and you are, in fact, in New York!)

    Thanks for your work on this--

    Portia Pennington

  2. I wish I lived closer and I could attend a Kidlit Drink Night! But, alas...
    Meanwhile, I'd love to send along some of my books for Project Cicero. How can I do this?
    Take care and congratulations on another wonderful and productive year. Thanks for blogging about it!

  3. Irene, I just saw your comment. I'd suggest sending money or books to Project Cicero directly -- see the information here:


  4. I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.