“The Best Poetry for Children in the U.S.: A Celebration of the First 21 Years of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award,” an exhibit, is on display Sept. 13 to Oct. 31, in Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library, University Park campus of Penn State.
Established in 1993, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is presented annually to an American poet or anthologist for the most outstanding new book of poetry for children published in the previous calendar year. This prestigious award is named for Lee Bennett Hopkins, the internationally renowned educator, poet, anthologist and passionate advocate of poetry for young people. Selected by a panel of teachers, librarians, and scholars, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award was the first award of its kind in the United States. The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, the Penn State University Libraries and Lee Bennett Hopkins share joint administration of the annual award.
The exhibition is open during regular library hours. For more information about the Hopkins Award and questions regarding physical access to the exhibition, contact Karla Schmit at kms454 @psu.edu or 814.863.5521 or visit the website at www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/activities/hopkins/index.html.