On Wednesday, May 14th 2014, Yorkville Community School celebrated Children’s Book Week by helping declare our school and the street where it stands a Literary Landmark. The street was made famous by children’s author/illustrator Bernard Waber (Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Ira Sleeps Over) in his book, The House on East 88th Street.
A United for Libraries bronze Literary Landmark plaque was unveiled during the ceremony. It will later be mounted on the exterior of Yorkville Community School, which is similar to the school that the Primm children attended, characters from Bernard Waber’s books.
The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries. We are now one of 130 Literary Landmarks that have been dedicated across the United States since the program began in 1986.
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