You likely know Minnesota’s own Kate DiCamillo as one of the most read and best loved children’s authors of our time. But did you know that the two-time Newbery Medal winner is also a Friend of the Library? It’s true. DiCamillo’s relationship with and affinity for libraries began at an early age, when she participated in the summer reading program in Clermont, Florida. As she told Public Libraries in a recent interview: “I couldn’t believe I was getting prizes for doing exactly what I wanted to be doing – which was reading.”
DiCamillo now uses her celebrity to champion the cause of libraries in a host of ways: serving as spokesperson for the nation’s largest administrator of summer reading programs (CSLP); collaborating with industry thought leaders like the American Library Association and Little Free Libraries; and speaking over the years at more public library venues than she can count.
MALF is thrilled to share that, in a continuation of that pattern, Kate DiCamillo will keynote and emcee SATURDAY SPLASH 2022!