ICDL Birthday Party in New Zealand

We had the first of what will be many ICDL birthday parties celebrating the second anniversary year of our digital library project! Our celebration was held in New Zealand, at the Clyde Quay School with lots of cake, balloons, school children, teachers, staff, parents, and leaders from the National Library of New Zealand.

At the event, the National Library announced the exciting list of contemporary New Zealand authors and publishers that will be contributing books to the ICDL in the coming year. To finish the fun, the New Zealand Kidsteam read from The Blue Sky, a beautiful and moving Croatian book in the ICDL.


Oska, Mamae, and Camille of the New Zealand Kidsteam read a book from the ICDL


Ben Bederson (left) with National Library of New Zealand Leaders


Allison Druin (far right) with National Library of New Zealand Leaders and the Clyde Quay School Principal