Thank You to Our First Illustrator-in-Residence, Will Hillenbrand

We would like to thank Will Hillenbrand for serving as our first illustrator-in-residence to the Reinberger Children’s Library Center.

Will’s infinite dedication to continue the work of Dr. Ken and Sylvia Marantz has been an inspiration to all. Over the last two years, this busy, and award-winning artist volunteered his time by offering his expertise in events, workshops, conferences, symposia, and courses.

Will also played a special role in the 10th and 15th anniversaries of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art. Will’s energy and creativity fueled our passion for the work we do and we are forever grateful.


The Writer/Illustrator-In-Residence volunteers their expertise to students by participating in workshops, course lectures, student group events, the Virginia Hamilton Conference, and the Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium. The writer/illustrator in residence shares office space in the RCLC and may use the Reinberger and Marantz collections as inspiration for their own work.


Learn more about the writer/illustrator-in-residence program at the Reinberger Children’s Library Center.

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