The official launch of Once Upon a Reader: Minnesota Libraries Bring Kids and Books Together will
take place at the Minnesota State Fair Alphabet Forest on Saturday, August 23
and will be featured at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, October 8
and 9 in Mankato.
by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka and winner of the 2014
Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature, has been selected for the
2014-2015 program.  The author and
illustrator plan to be involved in the activities surrounding the launch.
Upon a Reader
is a statewide one-book program,
focusing on preschool aged children and highlighting the importance of reading
and sharing of great literature with children. 
The program is sponsored by The Council of Regional Public Library
System Administrators and funded through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural
Heritage Fund.