Children’s author to make appearance


AUBURN – Author and illustrator Steven Kellogg will appear at 6 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Community Meeting Room of the newly expanded and renovated Auburn Public Library.

The program is a yearly presentations since 1994 in the Maggie Trafton Authors for Young Readers series offered by the Department of Services to Children.

Since preschool days Kellogg has been illustrating stories he makes up. Back then he did this for his younger sisters and called it “Telling Stories on Paper, ” and he never stopped. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has written and illustrated more than 100 picture books since then and still enjoys all aspects of the art.

Titles loved by many area youngsters include stories about his own family pets: Pinkerton, a harlequin Great Dane, was the inspiration for “Pinkerton, Behave.” Pinkerton’s antagonist, Secondhand Rose, the family cat, was introduced in “A Rose for Pinkerton.” Another favorite is “Island of the Skog.”

Kellogg hopes listeners and readers of his books have an experience that will encourage a lifetime association with pictures, words and books. A variety of Kellogg’s books will be available and Kellogg will sign them.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the library May 8 through 15 for a $2 donation. The presentation is best for school-age children and their families.

For more information, call the library at a new number, 333-6640.