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Public Gallery of Cotsen Children's Library to Close Temporarily

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The public gallery of Princeton University's Cotsen Children's Library will close temporarily due to the final stages of the Firestone Library Renovation Project. The last day of children's programming at the gallery will be Friday, June 2, with a reopening planned for early 2018. The Cotsen research collection will remain accessible to scholars during the closure.


Over the upcoming months, the gallery will be refreshed and revitalized with every effort made to maintain its current décor as is: an environment of whimsical spaces, including its famed two-story bonsai tree. While the children's programs held in the gallery (Tiger Tales, To Be Continued, and Cotsen Critix) will be suspended during the gallery's closing, its online programs (Pop Goes the Page, First Draft and the BiblioFiles ) will continue. Select Saturday events will be held at off-site locations.


Dana Sheridan, education and outreach coordinator for Cotsen Children's Library, suggested several ways to stay current on public children's programming.


"You can join our e-notification list by emailing or follow our Facebook page  to keep up with our modified program schedule," Sheridan said. "Patrons are also welcome to contact me at or 609-258-2697 for details on children's programming."


The Cotsen research collection of illustrated children's books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present will continue to be accessible for research during the Firetone renovation. This vast collection is the benefaction of Lloyd E. Cotsen, Princeton University Class of 1950. Additional information about the Cotsen collection is available on their website at  The Cotsen Children's Library is part of Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections department:


For additional information about the Firestone Renovation Project and the gallery's temporary closing, please contact Barbara Valenza, communications manager, Princeton University Library,, 609-258-5428.

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