With free picture-book based programming for adults and children, the Cape Ann libraries continue to ignite a community passion for literacy and art!
“When friends came over, I would show them the rock and tell them that it was salt. They would always ask to lick it, to see if it was true.”
-The Story of Salt, Mark Kurlansky / SD Schindler (illust)
'Day followed day,
each one a little different
from the one before . . .
but the Little House stayed
just the same.'
-The Little House
Virginia Lee Burton
'Sure,' said Mike, 'if you stay and watch us.
We always work faster and better
when someone is watching us.'
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton
“I am an artist when I find a face in a cloud or watch the light change the shape of a hill.”
-I am an Artist, Pat Lowery Collins / Robin Brickman (illust)
Most everyone can remember a touchstone picture book from their childhood. What was yours?
"Their home was a boat with two wise eyes on the Yangtze river."
-The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
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The Cape Ann Reads logo was designed by Ashley Curcuru in 2015 when she was a high school senior and member of the Teen Artist Guild (TAG) at The Hive Cape Ann Art Haven art center downtown Gloucester, MA, , a Cape Ann Reads partner. "Gullliver" won the public naming contest for the bespectacled gull.