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Quote of the Week:

"My wish is that the CCBC continues to have the strong presence in the world of children's and school librarians, not just in Wisconsin area but nationally. The wisdom, experience, and work of the CCBC librarians seems to transcend and endure time."

Svetha, Public Librarian

(If you haven't yet filled out the CCBC 50th anniversary survey, we invite you to share your thoughts and memories about CCBC resources and services. The short survey is available here. We'd love to hear from you! )

The Cooperative Children's Book Center opened its doors for the first time on June 23, 1963, in its original location under the dome on the fourth floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol. We'll be celebrating 50 years of the CCBC through the next several months with displays, presentations and lectures, and other events. We'll also be sharing memories and wishes for the future from current and former CCBC patrons and staff. Stay tuned to this page for updates on anniversary events throughout the year. (Giving to the CCBC)



CCBC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Sixteenth Charlotte Zolotow Lecture. Held October 17, 2013

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registration table at banquet

View slide show of banquet
. (PDF. Scroll to advance slides)


Paul Bunyan print
Photo: J. Matzner

CCBC History Slide Show

Take a tour through the past 50 years

(PDF. Scroll to advance slides)

CCBC in the 1970s

"Feeling Back into Childhood": The Picture Books of Charlotte Zolotow
Presentation by CCBC librarian Megan Schliesman. (Click on link to view.)

This presentation offers a brief look at Charlotte Zolotow's picture book writing and her extraordinary ability to reflect the emotional lives and concerns of young children.


zolotow exhibit

"Feeling Back into Childhood": The PIcture Books of Charlotte Zolotow
DIsplay accompanying online presentation (above). CCBC Reading Room.


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50 Years and Counting
A few highlights from the past 50 years. Display case in CCBC entryway through fall.


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