Local Events

Children's Book Week -- May 12-18, 2014

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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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!




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!


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

New York

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!



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.


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!