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31st Annual Reading Round Up Conference

Theme: Community

Audience: Individuals who work with children and children's literature in public, private and educational settings

Registration Information

  • Fee: $75.00
  • ONLY online registrations accepted - no mail-in registration, no registering at the door, no purchase orders
  • Registering online will hold your spot temporarily; you won't be officially registered until your payment is received
  • New this year: Payment via CREDIT CARD. Here are the steps to register:
  1. Once you read the instructions and print the schedule to refer to when selecting your workshops on the registration form… https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/rru/documents/2020Agenda.pdf_WORD.docx, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Begin Registration"
  2. Fill out the registration form and click "Register"
  3. Scroll down to select your payment of choice: "Pay via Credit Card" OR "Pay by Check"
  4. If you selected to pay by check, you have completed the online registration process and will receive a confirmation email
  5. If paying with a credit card, you can enter that information by scrolling to the bottom of the page and then click "Pay $75.00"
    Note: if you don't have the credit card available at the time of registration, you can leave that section blank as there will be a link in your confirmation email which will allow you to pay later so long as you selected "Pay via Credit Card"
  • Payment must be received by March 31st to guarantee your spot. This conference usually sells out quickly so do not delay in making your payment
  • Make checks payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine (please note: checks not made out this way will be returned for reissue)
  • Mail checks to (be sure to include your name with check so we register the correct person):
    Elaine Bissonnette
    Maine State Library - Portland Office
    5 Monument Square
    Portland, ME 04101

  • See the Reading Round Up webpage for complete schedule and workshop descriptions (located in yellow box). Since you can't toggle back and forth between the schedule and registration form, it's a good idea to print the schedule so you can refer to it when choosing your workshops 
  • Dietary restrictions: lunch will be buffet style and will include vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. If you have any additional restrictions, please note them on the registration form
  • We reserve the right to cancel the conference and/or individual workshops if minimum registration is not met
  • Cancellations must be made by March 31st to receive a refund


7:45-8:15 - Registration
8:15-8:30 - Welcome
8:30-9:30 - Keynote: Saadia Faruqi, Author
9:30-10:00 - Book Sales, Vendors, Exhibits (Auditorium)
10:00 -11:00 - Workshop Session 1
11:00-11:30 - Break, Books Sales, Vendors, Exhibits, Author Signings (Auditorium)
11:30-12:30 - Workshop Session 2
12:30-1:30 - Luncheon (Auditorium) & Award Announcements (Auditorium): Lupine, Katahdin, Chickadee, Maine Student Book Award
12:45-1:30 - Award Announcements: Lupine, Katahdin, Chickadee, MSBA
1:30-2:00 - Break, Book Sales, Vendors, Exhibits, Author Signings (Auditorium)
2:00-3:00 - Workshop Session 3
3:00-3:15 -  Break, Books Sales, Vendors, Exhibits (Auditorium)
3:15-4:15 - Workshop Session 4
4:15 - Adjourn

Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:45am - 4:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Augusta Civic Center
  Statewide Meeting  
Event Cost:
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Elaine Bissonnette

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