The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a Children’s Book Preview Sunday, Nov. 15 from 1-5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the de Grummond exhibit room, located on the second floor of Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus.
Each year the Children’s Book Preview offers a sneak preview of the latest in children’s literature with a display of hundreds of newly released and upcoming titles for the public to browse.
“This is a great opportunity for teachers and librarians to get ideas for books for their classrooms and general collection development,” said Ellen Ruffin, curator of the de Grummond Collection. “It’s also an opportunity for parents to get ideas for books to purchase for holiday gift giving.”
All visitors to the preview will receive a book list with publication and ordering information. For more information about the Children’s Book Preview, contact de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection Curator Ellen Ruffin at
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