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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm


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2018 Spring Annual Appeal

Dear Friend of The Carle,

I am writing with news of a huge opportunity for you and The Carle--we have just been given our largest challenge grant ever!

Give today and your gift will be doubled.

To celebrate our 15th anniversary and honor Eric Carle's birthday on June 25, two generous donors have offered to match every donation you make to our spring appeal, up to a total of $100,000--from now through June 30. These longstanding friends love how The Carle brings generations together through books and art, and hope you will come together for our campaign, make a gift, and double your impact!

As someone who has been supportive of The Carle, we know you believe every child deserves to grow up with books--to explore the world through stories and pictures, and to spark creativity and understanding through each turn of a page. When you donate to The Carle, you support our outreach to Title One schools, special free-admission days, book giveaways, and free access programs for agencies serving families in our communities. You help create engaging exhibitions highlighting the best in illustration--and tour these at some of the most prestigious museums in the country, inspiring nearly a million new people each year. Your gift provides innovative programs for teachers and librarians to use picture books as the cornerstone of every education.

From the very beginning, The Carle was a bold dream--to put the art of the picture book on the international stage. You have joined along the way to help make this dream a reality.

As Norton Juster, a longstanding donor, wrote in The Phantom Tollbooth, "So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible." Please join us again for this challenge grant and bring endless possibilities to our current and future generations.
Our fiscal year ends on June 30. Make a donation today! Each dollar will be matched and recognized on our annual donor wall.  

Ever grateful for your trust,

Alexandra Kennedy
Executive Director

P.S. If we have just missed a gift from you, thank you!
Photo by Jim Gipe © The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art


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