Medaille College is proud to be a collaborating sponsor for the fifth annual Western New York Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE) again this year!  We are looking for interested people to join Team Medaille and volunteer for the event.  Complete the volunteer form asap if you are interested in helping out with this wonderful community literacy event.  If you are interested in attending the Medaille College sponsored Educator Professional Development Workshop featuring authors of the  WNYCBE, complete the registration form, advanced registration is required.

The WNYCBE will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. Medaille joins Read to Succeed Buffalo and Monkey See, Monkey Do … Children’s Bookstore in supporting the WNYCBE, along with presenting sponsor, Rich Products. This free children’s literacy gathering of local and national authors celebrates the importance of reading with children, their teachers and caregivers. In 2018, our sponsors enabled nearly 23,000 children to interact with a Rockstar author or illustrator at either their school or at the Expo.

The theme for this year’s KidsLit Week is “Celebrate” the power of story in honor of the events 5th anniversary. All events aim at inspiring a love of books in pre-K through middle school students. The 2019 WNYCBE is set to bring nearly 40 children’s authors and illustrators from across the country to Buffalo for KidsLit Week, which runs from November 4 to November 9 and culminates with the Book Expo. KidsLit Week brings authors and illustrators to area schools, libraries, museums and other cultural venues.

In addition to the family literacy activities at the WNYCBE, approximately 150 WNY educators will be on site for a professional development workshop sponsored by Medaille College. Local educators will have the unique opportunity to learn from some of the best children’s authors and illustrators in the country.  If interested in attending the educator event, please complete the registration form, advanced registration is required.


  • : Mary Beth Scumaci

Posted by: Mary Beth Scumaci