New Children’s Bookshelf
In memory of Paula Dillemuth
Hilltop’s new Children’s Bookshelf provides good reading for kids visiting the Arboretum.
Help us establish a small library of children’s books about trees, nature, plants, animals, bugs, gardening, ponds and woods, and all things Hilltop! If you would like to donate a book to the new children’s library, check out the titles in the suggested booklist (PDF file). The books will stay on a designated Children’s Bookshelf in the Hilltop Gift Shop and will be available to the public for reading anytime the office and gift shop are open.
A specially designed bookplate will identify each book as belonging to the Hilltop Children’s Bookshelf, in memory of Paula Dillemuth. Paula was Hilltop’s Administrative Assistant and started the Hilltop Summer Academy.
Hilltop friend Randy Harelson has put together a booklist with suggestions by longtime kindergarten teacher Margo Eglin and LSU children’s literature instructor Ann Trousdale. Danny Plaisance, owner of Cottonwood Books, is working with Hilltop to provide the books people wish to purchase and donate. If you would like to donate any of the books from the booklist, contact Danny Plaisance at 225-343-1266 or stop by Cottonwood Books at 3054 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.