Local Events

Children's Book Week -- May 4-10, 2015

Check out a sampling of ways that friends of Children’s Book Week are celebrating around the globe and here at home! What are you doing to celebrate? Send us information about your group’s plans, including pictures, logos, and links!

View images of some of the fabulous literacy celebrations held during Children's Book Week 2013 on the CBC's Facebook page.
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Nationwide

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May 17: Indies First Storytime Day for Children's Book Week: Children's book authors and illustrators will be appearing at local indie bookstores nationwide to read stories aloud to patrons!

California

Los Angeles
Skirball Cultural Center
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May 13 - 18: Celebrate Children’s Book Week by visiting the Skirball’s exhibition, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, where families can discover the legacy of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, whose bestselling book The Snowy Day helped pave the way for multiracial representation in children’s literature. Then explore a gallery filled with comfy chairs and books by Keats’ and other beloved children’s authors, perfect for a day of creative play and reading!


Colorado



Florida

Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
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May 15, 6:30 PM: Jake Marcionette (Just Jake)

St. Augustine
Southeast Branch Library
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May 13, 6 PM: Come see Bob Jackson and his “Music, Rhythm and Motion” show!


Massachusetts

Swampscott
Swampscott Public Library
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May 12, 10:30 AM: Storytime for children ages 3 to 5.
May 13, 10:30 AM: Story and craft program for preschool children.
May 13, 3 PM: Come by and create your own bookmark in celebration of Children's Book Week and our month long "I Can Readathon"!
May 14, 10:30 AM: Storytime for children ages 1 to 3.


New Jersey

Cape May
Whales Tale
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May 16, 4 PM: Meet NJ Illustrator, E.B. Lewis (Coming On Home Soon) and author, Trinka Hakes Noble (The Legend of the Jersey Devil)!
May 17, 10 AM: Meet NJ authors and illustrators Nancy Patterson, Paige Cunningham and Janet Payne.


Middletown
Middletown Township Public Library
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May 12: Last day of voting for The Children's Choice Book Awards. Be sure to get your "I VOTED" sticker at the Children's Services Desk!
May 13: Mother Goose storytime (0 to 23 months)!
May 13: Reading Buddies (k to 3rd graders). Teen buddies paired with kids to encourage practice in developing reading skills and engendering a love of reading!
May 14: Meet the Authors (kindergarten and up)! Through the magic of technology, meet some of today's most popular authors!
May 15: So YOU Want to be a Chef? (ages 6 to 9). Discover our large collection of cookbooks for kids while enjoying a hands-on lesson in coolinary arts!
May 16: Magical Muscial, Me (ages 2 to 5). Music, movement, books, and more!
May 16: Rockin' Art-camp sampler (ages 4 and up). Miss Laurie of MAC will highlight her art programs for the summer and our huge collection of art books!
May 17 & 18: Design your own book cover in the Discovery Zone. While you're here, "Get Caught Reading" and join the wall of fame!


New York

Clarence
Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children's Bookstore
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May 12, 11 AM: There will be a free storytime to kick off Children's Book Week. Snacks and a craft will be provided!
May 14, 1 PM: Put on your finest for a Pinkalicious Royal Tea Party. This story-reading, craft and tea party event is $12 per child and includes a free early reader book!

New York City
First Book Manhattan
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May 15, 7 PM: Join First Book-Manhattan for our 3rd annual "Spring Fling" in support of our efforts to provide new books to New York City children in need!


Ohio

Findlay
Mazza Museum: International Art from Children’s Picture Books
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Celebrate children's books every day. Visit the museum and join our Tales for Totes preschool storytime!


Pennsylvania

Pittsburg
Toonseum
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The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art celebrates with a special exhibition of original art from Little Golden Books! The exhibition shares over 65 years of iconic characters by legendary children's illustrators including Mary Blair, Richard Scarry and many more.
May 17: Little Golden Books Celebration! This ticketed event will include celebrity readers, free books, button making, artists demonstration and much more. Tickets are $25 per family and can be purchased at goldenbooks.eventbrite.com


Texas

San Antonio
Inflatable Wonderland
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May 14, 5:30 PM: Children's Book Week at Inflatable Wonderland! To celebrate Children's Book Week, Miss Nikki, the Literature Lady, and her literary lapdog, Readmore Books, will visit Inflatable Wonderland to share a story with children of all ages. The featured book will be What Does The Fox Say?, based on the YouTube sensation. (Inflatable Wonderland at Rolling Oaks Mall)
May 15, 5:30 PM: Children's Book Week at Inflatable Wonderland! To celebrate Children's Book Week, Miss Nikki, the Literature Lady, and her literary lapdog, Readmore Books, will visit Inflatable Wonderland to share a story with children of all ages. The featured book will be What Does The Fox Say?, based on the YouTube sensation. (Inflatable Wonderland at Wonderland of the Americas)
Admission to Inflatable Wonderland is: $5 for children age 1-2, $8 for children age 3-12, $3 for adults


Virginia

Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County Public Library
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May 15, 6 PM: Summer Reading Night at the Library! Take advantage of everything CCPL has to offer students and parents. Get an EXCLUSIVE preview of summer reading lists. Learn how summer reading and learning can help your children succeed!


Washington

Bellingham
The Neighborhood Playhouse
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May 2-11: The Playhouse will be producing P.D. Eastman's classic book “Go, Dog. Go!” as a kick-off to Children's Book Week! Tickets on sale March 15th with Brown Paper Tickets and at Village Books. More information here. Educators: learn more about the School Show Series, which includes discounted tickets for students, Q&A with the actors and crew, and more.


Wisconsin

Oconomowoc
Books & Company
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May 16, 6:30 PM: We are hosting a Read-In for all who want to come out and read, eat pizza, play kid-lit trivia games, win prizes and have fun!
May 17, 1 PM: Indies First Storytime Day with games, snacks, and crafts!