Butterfly Books Children's Literacy Center in DePere claims it's place as Wisconsin's largest local children's independent bookstore. Thanks Boni, for this recommendation!
Butterfly Books sells quality books for children from all ages from birth through high school--- board books for infants, picture books, nonfiction literature, beginning chapter books, popular series, novels for the intermediate and advanced reader.
Established in 1991, they "... vow to provide all who nurture the love of reading in children the opportunity to locate, experience, appreciate and purchase children's books which honor the needs of growing young minds."
In addition to all the great stuff above, BB also has a busy calendar filled with Story Times, Story Fairs, Birthday Club, Leave a Book program, Buddy Chefs Classes, Adult Book Group, and author signings. The enormously famous and deservedly celebrated Tomie de Paolo will be there this Fall!
Their Literacy Center supports area educators and parents in the task of growing young minds. "We believe strongly in the partnership of educators, teachers, librarians and booksellers to foster literacy in our community."
You can find these great folks at:
Butterfly Books and Literacy Center
118 N. Broadway
DePere, WI 54115
Set-- Ready-- Let's give Butterfly Books and literacy a cyber standing ovation!
Mary & Robin
Shrinking Violets (on tour)