2016 Bright Stars/65th Anniversary Event

Jerry Pinkney, Caldecott Medal winning illustrator, graduated from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, now the University of the Arts (UArts) one of the nation’s only universities dedicated only to educating students in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing. Mr. Pinkney was our guest at a free family friendly event hosted by the Rochester Public Library.  The event was hands on and culminated with a drawing of a lion that is still hanging in our building today.  That evening, Jerry gave the keynote address at our dinner to celebrate the Reading Center’s 65 years of service to the community.  

Thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors!

Mall Of America

Sterling State Bank

Alan C. Anderson, CPA

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Foundation

Premier Bank Rochester

Alvin E. Benike, Inc.

US Bank

Post Bulletin

Andy Chafoulias 

AV Logic

Gillette Pepsi

Powers Ventures

Rochester Public Library