Authors in April 2021 Auction

May 2021
06:00 PM EDT
May 2021
08:00 PM EDT

About Our Auction

New this year, an online auction is being held in place of the annual raffle. The proceeds from the open house and the online auction help subsidize program costs, as well as the many local programs the organization participates in, including the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade, Scarecrows in the City, the Scavenger Hunt, the Rochester Council PTA STEM Family Event, and the Promoting Area Literacy (PAL) program, which helps provide Authors in April books to children in need in the Rochester community and the neighboring Pontiac School District. Teacher resources and enrichment activities are also provided to selected classrooms in Pontiac.

About Authors in April, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Authors in April is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that promotes literacy in the greater Rochester community by bringing in renowned authors and illustrators each year to the public and parochial elementary and middle schools. Unique to Rochester, this one-of-a-kind program inspires children to read, encourages them to appreciate a variety of literature, and opens their worlds to a life-long love of reading. Each year four authors are invited to participate in Authors in April. Throughout the school year, students explore the authors’ books with the support of their information literacy specialists (ILS), librarians, art teachers, classroom teachers, and parents in each school. Families have the opportunity to encourage their child’s passion for reading by purchasing Authors in April books at discounted prices at their school.

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