Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Area Meetings and Upcoming Events

Regional Update 4-12-2022: Throughout COVID, our region has been holding monthly virtual meetings that are free for anyone to attend. We’re currently exploring in-person meet ups and program options for the summer months in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. Please email us at with any questions.


Ask A Librarian

For our July virtual meeting, we are hosting a panel of librarians who will discuss book selection policies, book challenges, and author visits, along with answering your burning questions!


Heather Baugess has served as the school librarian of Canal Winchester Middle School for 26 years and has experience in book challenges, author visits and acquiring books which represent her students.


Christina Getrost has worked 7 years as a children’s librarian and 22 years as a teen services/adult reference librarian at two Ohio public libraries. She has served on the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award jury and currently is the Vice President of the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Council.


Mr. George the Librarian finds great joy sharing the love of reading, learning, and adventures found in the library for all folks.


Kelly Silwani is going into her 19th year as the school librarian for Olentangy Orange Middle School. She is currently on the Choose To Read Ohio Advisory Council, book reviewer for School Library Connection, and was on the 2021 ALA Stonewall Book Award Committee, and past president of OELMA (Ohio Educational Library Media Association).



Event Details:

-The event will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST on Thursday, July 28th via Zoom. (Please note: the Zoom link will be sent after registration closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27th – the day before the event.)

-This event is FREE, but you MUST REGISTER in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.

-There WILL be a limited time replay for this event.


If you have any questions, email us anytime at!


Register HERE