(Belcamp, Maryland – June 19, 2013) Kwame Alexander, author of several popular children and teen books, spoke to more than 50 guests at the Aberdeen Library on June 15. Alexander has written for all age groups and received the NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Children’s Literature.

During his program at the Aberdeen Library, Alexander read from his books Indigo Blume and the Garden City and Acoustic Rooster as well as a book of poetry that he wrote for teens called Crush. He shared with the crowd the details of his recent travels to Ghana where he is working with a group to promote literacy in a small community. Alexander also encouraged middle school and high school students in the audience to be inspired to write, a cause that he is passionate about as the founding director of Book-in-a-Day, a literacy program that teaches and inspires youth in writing and publishing.

Harford County Public Library was able to offer this special program thanks to a donation from the Harford county Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. The library serves more than 176,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of more than 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

Photo caption #1: Kwame Alexander engages with a young fan that brought her own poem to share with the author during his visit to the Aberdeen Library.

Photo caption #2: Author Kwame Alexander with members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority who provided a donation to bring Alexander to the Aberdeen Library.

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