Click here to see this online

CCB Newsletter

February 2019

In this Newsletter…

  • News and Updates
  • Calendar
  • New Bibliography on the CCB Website: CCB Staff Favorites of 2018
  • Highlighted Book from Our Wish List: A Wrinkle in Time


News and Updates

The Center for Children’s Books 18th Annual Book Sale

The 18th annual CCB Book Sale is coming up! If you haven’t attended the sale before, get ready for thousands of brand-new books for young people of all ages and interests at a greatly reduced price. Reserve a spot in our exclusive Sunday pre-sale for early access and the best selection. We will accept reservations for the pre-sale starting Monday, January 28th through Monday, February11th. Tickets to the pre-sale are $20. The free-admission book sale will take place in the CCB (iSchool Room 24) from February 18th through February 20th, during which time the CCB’s normal operations will be closed. As always, feel free to contact us at for more information.


Mid-Winter Getaway 2019

Join us for the first annual Mid-Winter Getaway: Professional Learning for Librarians Serving YouthThis low-cost, professional learning opportunity is open to all information professionals serving youth and is hosted by the University of Illinois’ School of Information Sciences  Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, February 17, 2019.  

Based on the popular Summer Getaway experience, Mid-Winter Getaway will feature a Best of The Bulletin – Book Talk & Tasting, combined with a 3-hour interactive, professional learning workshop at the C-U Community FabLab. Pair your Mid-Winter Getaway with discounted attendance at The Center for the Children’s Books Pre-Sale from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 17. 

Registration opens on Monday, January 28th and is limited to the first 28 registrants. Cost & additional details are accessible via


Alumni Update: Molly Doroba, MSLIS 2017

Molly Doroba worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) before graduating from the iSchool in December of 2017. She currently lives in Kansas City, MO; read on to learn more about her new position. 

As the Stories to Go Coordinator at the Kansas City Public Library, I'm recruiting and organizing adult volunteers in the community to lead storytimes at local, under-served day cares and preschools. Each month, volunteers pick up a bag of themed books, songs, and activities from the library and spread some storytime joy in classrooms of early learners. I love how unique this position is because it allows me to meet and work with members of the community while promoting the importance of literacy and the fun of picture books. (And I'm still able to lead a few storytimes of my own!) Kansas City is an amazing, up-and-coming city and I'm so excited to be launching this new program at the library!


February Calendar

18th Annual CCB Pre-Sale: February, 17th 1-4pm
18th Annual CCB Book Sale: February, 18th-20th 10am-6pm


New Bibliography on the CCB Website

CCB Staff Favorites of 2018
Selected and annotated by Elora Agsten and Stacia McKeever


Highlighted Book from Our Wish List

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. Papeback ed. Square Fish, 2007. ISBN 978-0312367541.

For more book selections or to order this one, visit the CCB’s Amazon Wish List.


CCB Spring Hours and General Information

Spring 2019 Hours

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-2pm


For more information about the CCB and our collection, please visit the About Us page on our website.

To stay up-to-date with CCB events and news, be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ischoolccb


ListServ Information

To start, stop, or modify your subscription, please visit