The Wallaceburg Library will be the place to be this month as noted children’s authors Wallace Edwards, Jo Ellen Bogart and Eric Walters will be visiting the community, courtesy of the Susan Talach Memorial Book Fund.
Talach, who died in 2006, was a librarian at D.A. Gordon School. Her family has donated more than $30,000 to the school that will be closing this June.
Talach’s husband Broni said bringing the authors to Wallaceburg represents his wife’s belief that reading is at the heart of learning.
The authors will be making appearances at D.A. Gordon during the day and will be reading from and talking about their books at the library that evening.
The library events are free, but space is limited so those wanting to attend are being asked to stop in and pick up tickets or call the library at 519-627-5292 to have tickets held in their name.
“We’d love to have a full house for the authors and it’s a great chance for parents from across Chatham Kent to bring their children,” said Susan Handsor of the Wallaceburg Library.
Canadian children’s illustrator Wallace Edwards will be in town May 5. He won the 2002 Governor General’s Award for his book “Alphabeasts.”
The next day, Jo Ellen Bogart, who has written more than 20 books, will be on hand.
Eric Walters, who has published more than 90 books in the last 20 years, will be at the library May 20. More than two million copies of his work are in print.
All library events are at 6:30 p.m.