Save the Date for Kate!

Two-time Newbery award winning author Kate DiCamillo will be Zooming in to Broomfield for her rescheduled One Book One Broomfield Junior author visit on Tuesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. 

Students, teachers and homeschoolers are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Families will be able to pick up a free copy of the book Because of Winn-Dixie while supplies last.

In addition to Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate is the author of a number of popular books for children, including The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Tale of Despereaux, the Bink and Gollie series, and the Mercy Watson books. Kate holds the distinction of being one of only six authors to have twice received the prestigious Newbery Award, given annually for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Featured Book: Because of Winn-Dixie

Book: Because of Winn-Dixie

Read the Book:

  • Check out Because of Winn-Dixie through the Broomfield Library (copies available in English and Spanish).
  • Contact to borrow a circulating classroom set. 
  • Check out one of our Junior Book Club Kits and invite your friends and neighbors to read and discuss the book together in advance of Kate’s presentation.
  • Come in to get a free copy of the book while supplies last!

Teacher Resources:

Online Library Event

Tuesday, March 9, 1-2 p.m. - Virtual Author Talk with Kate DiCamillo

Kate will talk with the Broomfield community online via Zoom and streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Zoom has capacity for 500 attendees, and unlimited participants can watch on The Broomfield Channel, Facebook, and YouTube.

Access the author visit via Zoom:

Join the webinar (Passcode: 525234)


Dial in by phone: 877 853 5247

Webinar ID: 927 5091 3486

Participant ID: #

Passcode: 525234

If you need tech help for accessing the virtual author talk on March 9, contact the Broomfield Children's Library at 720.887.2315.

Ask Kate your burning questions in advance! Your question may be chosen to be presented to Kate on the day of her Zoom visit in Broomfield!

In place of book signing, order your copy of Because of Winn-Dixie through BookBar - be sure to click "bookplate" in the shopping cart when checking out to get your own bookplate signed by Kate DiCamillo shipped to you.

The recorded author talk will be available on Facebook, and YouTube after the event until Thursday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Author Kate DiCamillo with her dog