|Text on Button||"Connecticut libraries - they're in the answer business."|
Illustration of a Maurice Sendak creature pulling a wagon with books in it while reading a book over an illustration of the stat of Connecticut and with black text on a white background
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“Connecticut libraries – they’re in the answer business” was a public relations campaign to promote public libraries as well as the services provided by the Connecticut Library Association. The campaign ran from 1981 – 1982 and featured illustrations by children’s author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak (1928 – 2012), on various promotional materials such as buttons, bookmarks, and bags. The illustrations were based on characters Sendak had created for his book, Where the Wild Things Are (1963).