Photos from Cotsen Children's Library reopening celebration

Posted: Friday, 4 May 2018 - 12:38pm

Cotsen reopening celebration
 

Cotsen Children's Library celebrated the reopening of the public gallery, Bookscape, on Saturday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m with arts & crafts activities and giveaways. Over 500 patrons visited the library and were invited to wear costumes, craft their own illuminated three-dimension letter, and walk through a field of alphabet letters. 

The children's public gallery officially reopened its doors on Monday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. after it temporarily closed in 2017 for system upgrades as part of the Firestone Library Renovation Project. 

All gallery programs resumed on Friday, April 27th with a weekly Tiger Tales story time for children ages three to five from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additionally, Cotsen’s weekly To Be Continued, intended for children ages six to eight, resumed Wednesday, May 2nd from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Cotsen Children’s Library, a unit within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library, collects illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day as a benefaction of Lloyd E. Cotsen ’50. Throughout the year, the Library hosts various free programs and events and serves as a resource for children, families, librarians, and educators. (Please note: Cotsen’s collection is not in circulation.)

For more information on Cotsen Children’s Library and their scheduled programming, visit their website, or contact Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Cotsen Children's Library.

Below are photos from the reopening celebration.

Cotsen reopening celebration

Cotsen reopening celebration

Cotsen reopening celebration

Cotsen reopening celebration

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Written by the Library Communications Office

Media Contact: Barbara Valenza, Library Communications Manager