Jody Thurston Northwest Center for Children’s Literature (JTNWCCL)

Dive into a book.

    The NWCCL houses non-circulating preview copies of all children’s and young adult literature published in the past four years. During open hours or by appointment, the collection is available for preview and study to anyone—including parents, students, teachers, media specialists, librarians and others interested in providing quality literature to children and young adults.

The Center is a joint initiative of the Concordia College of Education and the University Libraries. It is funded by the University and by special donors who believe in the importance of quality literature in the lives of children.


Summer Reading Times


Featuring Nina Kramer,

Multnomah County Librarian

Tuesday, June 18: 10:00-10:30

Tuesday, July16: 10:00-10:30

Tuesday, August 20: 10:00-10:30

Room 210 George White Library


Book Donation 2013


Our Books Have Been Awarded!

The winners this year include:  McMinnville High School, West Sylvan Middle School, ACE Academy, Pleasant Valley Primary School, and Papua Hope School in Indonesia!

Congratulations to all!


We invite you to become a FRIEND of the NW Center for Children's Literature.

  • Receive early notification for events, activities and opportunities!
  • Join with others who share a passion for children's and young adult literature as a volunteer for activities and events.

Fill out the the form online or download the form and mail it to us. We look forward to your participation. Download PDF version of the form.

NWCCL Director: Prof. Jane Koivisto

To contact us by email: or by telephone (503) 493-6219.