This 501(c)(3) organization with 300+ members has supported the work and mission of the CCBC since its founding in 1978. The Friends of the CCBC, Inc., raises revenue through memberships and its biannual book sales to:
- underwrite the annual CCBC Choices publication
- provide financial support for the Charlotte Zolotow Award and Charlotte Zolotow Lecture
- support national visibility through CCBC staff’s participation in American Library Association conferences
The Friends also sponsor programs to develop develop public appreciation for children’s literature, and provide funds for many additional projects at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Anyone interested in children’s and young adult literature is welcome to join.