In 1971, an enterprising children's librarian in Troy, Michigan, wrote to dozens of important people to ask for a letter to the town's children, celebrating the opening of the new library.
You can read more about the Letters to the Children of Troy here, a few on Flickr here and there are pdfs of all the letters here. Some names I know, like Edward Ardizzone and First Lady Pat Nixon, and others I don't, but it will be fun to take time to read them and see what they say about books and libraries and reading. And then see how I can use these ideas forty years later for the library here.
PS. This is the letter from Dr Seuss. Both letters are from the Flickr set linked above.
Found this via Twitter.