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THE GOLDEN LEGACY:
​​75 YEARS OF LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK 

In the Kleinpell Gallery @ the River Falls Public Library

June 10 - August 12 

Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am -8pm; Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am -4pm

Featuring more than 60 masterpieces of original illustration art chosen from the vast Random House archives, The Golden Legacy: 75 Years of Little Golden Book is coming to the River Falls Public Library Gallery in June 2017! The exhibit will feature the work of some of twentieth-century America’s leading illustrators, and will include selections from such picture book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Home for a Bunny, The Great Fire Engine Book, The Little Red Hen, and others.


This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. ­ Always FREE admission! Sponsored by the River Falls Library Foundation. 
Questions? Call or email Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator at the  River Falls Public Library, at 715-426-3496 or colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org.

Make Your Case
(​Ongoing)

Showcase your collection,
​project, etc. in our display case! 

Display your personal or group collection, project, or memorabilia in the large display case right inside the security gates in the main entrance to the library. Get visibility for your hard work, knowledge of local history, or group efforts. We welcome all sorts of collections and ideas!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

FRIDAY MORNING CLASSIC CARTOONS

June 16 and July 21 from 8:30 to 9:15am in the Lower Level
Join us for Friday Morning Classic Cartoons, including Looney Tunes, silly shorts, other staff favorites, AND complimentary cereal. Kids are welcome to come in their pajamas! FREE (For all ages, birth to adult!)
No Registration Required
(Light breakfast starts at 8:25-- anyone with a special dietary requirement is encouraged to bring their own cereal and/or milk.)

TEEN BOOKMAKING

Wednesday, June 21 at 4pm in the Lower Level
Join Event & Gallery Coordinator Cole Zrostlik for this open-ended teen book and journal creation experience! Sponsored by Teens in Power (TIP) at the River Falls Public Library. FREE
Teens and the greater community are encouraged to visit the River Falls Public Library Gallery (library lower level, 140 Union Street) to see original artwork from 75 years of Little Golden Book this summer-- the exhibition is free and runs from June 10 to August 12.

***EXERCISE YOUR IMAGINATION

A creative bookmaking workshop for those 60+
Tuesday, June 27th from 2 - 3:30pm in the Library Lower Level - Registration required

FREE, with support from the Helen Daniels Bader Fund - a Bader Philanthropy (Presented by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research)
Explore the world of creativity through storytelling and bookmaking in a supportive environment while celebrating 75 years of Little Golden Books, the popular and timeless children’s series. This workshop for individuals aged 60+ will be led by specially trained art students from UWM's Peck School of the Arts. No previous experience in the arts is necessary.

Registration is required for this event. Please contact Cole Zrostlik at 715-426-3496 or colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE
 (Limited to 20 people)

GOLDEN MEMORIES

Wednesday, June 28 at 1:30pm at Comforts of Home Senior Living (2348 Aurora Cir, River Falls)
The public is welcome to attend this presentation about the long and unique history of the classic children’s book publishing phenomenon, Little Golden Books.
The presenter is Lois Burnes from Red Wing, MN. Lois is a former teacher of young children with a great interest in children’s books.  Her collection of Little Golden Books is one of several kinds of books that she has gathered over the years.  Come to enjoy books you may remember and cherish from the past, and learn about how they came to be published in Racine, Wisconsin.

LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK FOR LITTLES

Preschool storytime
Wednesday, June 28 at 10:15am at Fox Den Used Books (120 S Main St)
Everything old is new again! Heather at Fox Den Used Books will read old (and new) childhood favorites from Little Golden Book.

***FAMILY BOOKMAKING

Make a Stab-Bound Book with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Thursday, June 29 at 6pm in the Library Lower Level - FREE - Registration required
Student pairs will work with experienced teachers from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to learn an Eastern bookbinding technique with a simple yet elegant design. Students make a blank book and learn a binding skill they can easily apply to future projects. The workshop’s theme is “Little Golden Books” in coordination with this summer’s gallery exhibition. 2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the popular and timeless children’s series; original art from Little Golden Books will be featured in the River Falls Public Library Gallery from June 10-August 12 in celebration. The UPCOMING exhibition from Little Golden Book was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

Registration is required for this event. Please contact Cole Zrostlik at 715-426-3496 or colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org.
One adult must accompany every one child (we love teamwork, don’t you?); appropriate for kids 8+.
ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

***TWEEN GOLDEN BOOKMAKING

Saturday, July 15, 10:30 to Noon in the Lower Level - Registration required
Collage bookmaking for kids ages 10, 11, and 12 with local artist Kay Fritz. Drop-off encouraged. FREE (Light breakfast and all supplies included!)
Registration is requested for this event. Please contact Cole Zrostlik at 715-426-3496 or colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org.

​ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

​​​In the Gallery​