January 17, 2022

University of Arizona’s Children’s Literature Library Receives a Facelift

From the Arizona Daily Wildcat:

The College of Education embarked on a $1.1 million project this semester to renovate a library space that houses 30,000 children’s books.

The fourth floor area in the Education building, which was originally built as a library, is home to the Worlds of Words program, an international collection of adolescent and children’s literature, said Ronald W. Marx, dean of the College of Education.

“This collection is the largest of its type in North America and the second largest in the world,” Marx said. “Because of its quality and uniqueness, we want to have a physical space that matches the quality of the books.”


The area being renovated is roughly 7,000 square feet, and the north side of the building will be made up of mostly windows so visitors can experience the “world-class view” of the Catalina Mountains and the city of Tucson, Marx said.

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