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REF NO.: 232

SUBJECT: Public panel discussion on impact of picture books on children’s lives

DATE: June 15

A panel discussion on the impact of picture books on children’s lives will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II Library on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus on Wednesday, June 22, from 1-2 p.m.

Panellists include moderator Beth Maddigan, Faculty of Education librarian, Memorial; Dr. Roger Peattie, professor emeritus, University of Calgary; Dr. Helene Staveley, Department of English, Memorial; Dr. Anne Burke, Faculty of Education, Memorial; Susan Prior, Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries; and Dr. Margaret Mackey, University of Alberta.

The discussion is an extension of the ideas and images presented in the exhibition, P is for Picture Book: Imagination Through Illustration, now on display on the second and third floors of the QEII Library.

 The exhibit features highlights from the Peattie Picture Book Collection—a collection of more than 1,000 titles of prominent children’s book authors, illustrators and designers collected by Dr. Roger Peattie, an alumnus and recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University.

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For further information, please contact Kristine Power, communications co-ordinator, Queen Elizabeth II Library, at 709-864-3188, 709-770-1553 (mobile) or  


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