Libraries Host Local Children’s Authors for Readings

March 2, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — A bevy of area children's literature authors will present readings and talk about their work at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) on The University of Texas at Austin campus on March 7.

The event, titled "Books for Kids," is an extension of "Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas" and is being hosted by the University of Texas Libraries.

Featured authors include Brian Anderson (author of "Commander Zack Proton"), Jane Peddicord ("Night Wonders") and Liz Scanlon ("A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes"). Author and University of Texas at Austin alumnus Chris Barton will debut his first book, "The Day-Glo Brothers," which is set for release later this year.

Readings will take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and feature visual presentations in the University Federal Credit Union Student Learning Commons in PCL.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule of "Books for Kids" readings, visit the Libraries Web site.

For more information, contact: Travis Willmann, University of Texas Libraries, 512 495 4644.