International Children's Book Day! By tim on Apr 2, 2014 10:10 AM Today, April 2nd, marks the anniversary of one of the most beloved, classic author of children's stories: Hans Christian Andersen. In honor of the greatest Dane of them all, International Children's Book Day is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. So why not stop by a library today to check out our collection of children's books both old and new. It might make you yearn for your youth, or perhaps let that frenetic bundle of kinetic energy known as your child discover a whole new world of possibilities. And speaking of Hans Christian Andersen, why not stop by the Central Library's Betty Brinn Children's Room to check out our gorgeous and historical stained glass window of the prolific author of fairy tales?