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What Is The Children's Book Guild?

Founded in 1945, the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization of DC-Metro area professionals working in the field of children's literature. Read our Mission Statement here. CBG members include authors, illustrators, librarians, literacy and literature specialists, publishers, editors, booksellers, scholars, non-profit organizations, and others.

Can I join the Guild?

If you are a children's literature professional in the DC-Metro Area, we would be delighted to welcome you as a member. In general, the Children's Book Guild is an organization for professionals who are established in their disciplines. Please see our Membership Criteria and Membership Application pages for details.

Can I attend a Guild meeting without becoming a member?

Yes! Throughout the year, the Guild's Speaker Series brings in authors, illustrators, editors and other children's literature professionals at the top of their field, to discuss their work and relevant issues. Members receive priority registration. Non-members may attend as guests. Please consult our Speaker Series and Nonfiction Award pages for additional information about how to attend a CBG event as a guest.

Does the Guild sponsor anything else open to the public?

Guild authors and illustrators are available for appearances at school and library functions.  See our member pages.  Periodically the Guild collaborates with other community organizations to offer public events.

How can I get more information about the Guild?

Contact: Membership

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