Picture books broaden the lens through which we see the world. What do we learn when we look more carefully?
Our programming draws on The Carle’s collection and exhibitions to create unique opportunities for learning. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, tell their stories, and make art. They’ll discover how words and pictures can intersect to create meaning and foster cross-cultural understanding.
Our professional development workshops celebrate the picture book as an art form. Explore ways to engage children through storytelling, self-expression, art-making, and creative play.
Field Trips and Tours
Plan a school visit to The Carle, where educators lead your tour or students can explore on their own.
Visitors of all ages can make the most of a visit by touring The Carle with one of our educators or independently.
Celebrate art and picture books with us as we bring The Carle to you! Carle educators visit libraries, schools, and community centers in Hampshire, Hamden, and Franklin, MA counties, in addition to offering virtual youth outreach programs.
Create artwork in our large, light-filled Art Studio. Projects change every few weeks and are inspired by exhibitions on view at The Carle.
Bring the inspiration of The Carle back to your classroom! In the Art Studio’s archive, you’ll find projects that are creative and open-ended.
Visit the Reading Library and discover new picture books or reconnect with old favorites. Or make an appointment to see the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) to explore biographies, literary criticism, and other works in this rich collection.