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Happy Birthday Richard Scarry!

One hundred years ago today the founder of “Busytown” was born. 

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Although Author Richard Scarry is gone, his cozy little village still exists with its friendly animal characters going about their daily lives filled with purpose and kindness.  

Children still love to visit there.  

According to Chase’s 2019 Calendar of Events, “More than 100 million copies of [Scarry’s] books have sold worldwide.” 

That’s a lot of visitors to a small town!  


MidPointe Library knows the way to Busytown -- through its collection of Scarry’s charming picture books. They’re as popular today as they were the year they were written and therefore worthy of the title “classics for kids.” 

In honor of Richard Scarry’s 100th birthday today, why not stop by any MidPointe Library and check out one or several of his Busytown-themed books?  

The timing couldn’t be better! We're  celebrating “Summer Reading” for all ages at all of our locations! Stop by, check out books, read for prizes, enjoy special guests! 

The path to Busytown starts at MidPointe Library!  

At MidPointe Library, you’ll find the works of Richard Scarry on-shelf and online! Just go to: > Catalog Search > Richard Scarry 

Or... > eLibrary > eBooks > Hoopla > Richard Scarry 


Photo and brief biography of Richard Scarry available at World Book Encyclopedia online : 

Or through the MidPointe Library website : > eLibrary > Research databases > Reference > World Book Encyclopedia online > Kids > Richard Scarry 

 “The 2019 Chase’s Calendar of Events” is also available for checkout at MidPointe Library.