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Information on Launches for Librarians, Teachers & Distance Learners







Celebrate SCBWI-IL Members’ 2020 books!


Here are our party plans:






Celebrate Wednesdays at 3:30PM: See up to 4 new,15-minute Virtual Book Launch Party videos available every Wednesday at 3:30PM on our Virtual Book Launch Party webpage.

Can’t join the party at 3:30PM CST?  No problem–videos will be available on our webpage until the end of 2020!


Joining the party: Go to our new Virtual Book Launch Party webpage to join the partyno attendee registration required.


Party Favors @sarah_aronson /#SCBWI_ILaunch:

—For 24 hours after each virtual book launch, Sarah Aronson, our PAL & Published Coordinator, will host a drawing for the book on Twitter for Illinois teachers and librarians.

—Go to @sarah_aronson after the video is launched to participate! SCBWI-IL will purchase books (up to our $1000 budget) from local indie, BOOKED in Evanston with Read Local funding donated by iCARE.

—QUESTIONS about the book drawing? Email Sarah Aronson.


Party Book Sales & Indies: Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase launched books and to support authors’ & illustrators’ favorite independent bookstores too! Many will also provide a digital bookplate on our Virtual Book Launch Party webpage so that you might have your book autographed virtually!


Teacher & Librarian FAQs:


How do I find out more about the books and their authors & illustrators?

Go to our SCBWI-IL Virtual Book Launch Party webpage


What is the fee?

—Joining SCBWI-IL Virtual Book Launch Parties is free.  



I’m an Illinois teacher or librarian.  Where do I find more information on the books in the SCBWI-IL Virtual Book Launch Party?

  —Find books and more information on this Padlet.  Authors & illustrators will post their 2020 book cover, website link and anything you they offer virtually to teachers & librarians!

 —Questions about the Padlet?  Email Sarah Aronson.



Where will upcoming parties be advertised?

 —Find our SCBWI-IL Virtual Book Launch Parties on SCBWInvite

—Subscribe to #SCBWIConnects

—On our Virtual Book Launch Party webpage


Questions about the program from teachers, librarians and distance learners? Email Jennifer Wagh

SCBWI-IL thanks it’s Regional Advisor Emeritas, Esther Hershenhorn and Alice McGinty, for their launch party inspiration.  Many thanks to Roxanne Owens and iCare for their continued support of SCBWI-IL READ LOCAL.