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Libraries, Collections, and Museums


Children's Library of Richard's Landing

Children’s Library of Richard’s Landing

 Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

C indicates a Canadian location

Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

The Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, Massachusetts; (413) 263-6800

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries: physical address: 1508 Union Rd., Gainesville, Florida; (352) 273-2755

C La Bibliothèque des jeunes de Montréal/The Montreal Children’s Library

4121 42e rue, Montréal, Quebec; (514) 276-7309

The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek & Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby statues

Dromkeen statues in the forecourt, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia; 03 8664 7000

C Children’s Books Collections (including Arthur Rackham and Palmer Cox)

McGill Library, McLennan Library Building, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec

Children’s Collection

California State University Library, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, California

C Children’s Library of Richard’s Landing

1223 Richards St., Richards Landing, Ontario; (705) 246-2877

Children’s Literature Center, Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave. SE, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 129, Washington, DC; (202) 707-5535

Children’s Literature Research Collection

1901 Vine Street, Room 213, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (215) 686-5382

Costen Children’s Library

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 1 Washington Rd, Princeton, New Jersey; (609) 258-1148

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Massachusetts; (413) 658-1100

Five Hundred Acre Wood

Five Hundred Acre Wood, Chuck Hatch, Sussex, U.K.

Johanna Spyri Museum

Dorfstrasse 48, Hirzel, Switzerland; 41 44 729 95 66

Karuizawa Picture Book Museum

389-0111 Nagano Prefecture, Kitasaku District, Karuizawa City, Nagakura 182, Japan; 81-267-48-3340

The Kerlan Collection

Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Make Way for Ducklings statues

Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St. S., Boston, Massachusetts

The Manor (Green Knowe)

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, U.K.; 01480 463134

Moomin Museum

Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34, 33101 Tampere, Finland; +358 (0)3 5656 6577

Museum of Chincoteague Island

7125 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, Virginia; (757) 336-6117

Museum of Picture Books (links to Wikipedia article)

Iwaki City, Fukoshima Prefecture, Japan

National Art Library children’s literature collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cornwall Road, London, U.K.

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar, Abilene, Texas; (325) 673-4586

C Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books

Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario; (416) 393-7753

Paddington Bear statue

Paddington Station, Praed Street, London, U.K.; 44 345 700 0125

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81 to 83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, U.K.; 01494 892192 (Text Relay 18001 01494 892192)

The Story Museum

42 Pembroke Street, Rochester House, Oxford, U.K.; 44 1865 790050

Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, and Eeyore (the originals)

Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, New York; (917)275-6975


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