The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literaturev


102 Cedar St.



The NCCIL (pronounced "nickel") is one of only three museums of its kind in the U.S. The NCCIL provides children the opportunity to fall in love with art through exhibits of original illustrations fromsome of the most beloved children's books and their artists.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature collaborates with award-winning illustrators to produce exhibitions of their artwork that are distinctive, appealing to museum visitors of all ages, and of the highest quality. In addition to this unique artistic partnership, following its debut at the NCCIL gallery, each exhibition travels to museums, public libraries, and galleries nationwide.

To the local community, the NCCIL offers:

  • Opportunities to meet visiting artists during exhibition opening events

  • FREE family art activities every Saturday from 1-4 PM

  • Instructed exhibition tours for students

  • Annual workshops and art camps

  • Books signed by exhibiting artists