Beloved children's author Bernard Waber passed away on May 16 at the age of 91.
Waber gave us the lovable Lyle of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Funny, Funny Lyle, Lyle at the Office, and more. In addition, he helped us through the common childhood experiences of the first sleepover and our best friend moving away in Ira Sleeps Over and Ira Says Goodbye. Waber's use of humor and empathy, along with gently whimsical cartoons, have made his books childhood favorites for decades.
Take a stroll down memory lane, or introduce a young child to the world of Waber through the picture book collection at the Troy Public Library.