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Join Arne Nixon Center Advocates

Join the Arne Nixon Center Advocates (ANCA)

ANCA, the Arne Nixon Center Advocates, is a support group for the Center. ANCA sponsors literary, social, and fundraising events, often in partnership with other community organizations. ANCA has 494 members in 29 states, including 61 life members.

Through its membership dues and its annual Secret Garden Party, ANCA has raised enough money to help the Center purchase the $150,000 Lewis Carroll collection and to build a $75,000 "Leo Politi Garden" that will be built outside the new Henry Madden Library.

Painting of the Leo Politi Garden


ANCA's mission is to:

  • Foster interest in literature for young people;
  • Generate excitement in sharing children's literature;
  • Promote awareness for the Arne Nixon Center; and
  • Address the needs of the Arne Nixon Center.

ANCA members recieve:

  • The Magic Mirror, the Center's newsletter;
  • Advance mailings and invitations to special events;
  • Discounts on selected events;
  • Their name listed on the Center's website;
  • Advocate level membership and above are eligible for a Madden Library Community Borrower library card;
  • The opportunity to meet others with similar interests; and
  • The satisfaction of knowing that their membership dues make a difference.