You could say it’s always literacy week at the Library. But the week after next, the Southborough Library is going all out with a special Story Fest for kids.
The week long “fest” includes events for varying ages, preschoolers through tweens. Special programs will behosted by visiting authors and a story teller. They cover learning about how books are made, crafts, wordplay, writing workshops, a singalong, and dino-themed fun.
The program is sponsored by The Southborough Community Fund.
Some of the events require pre-registration, others are drop-in. Story Fest runs the week of Tuesday, April 16th* – Saturday, April 20th.
Here are details on the special visitors and the events they are holding. (Click on author images for pictures of books they have written.)
Tuesday, April 16
April Prince will help children learn about how books are made during a story time, and then participants can make their own crafts based on What Do Wheels Do All Day? Please Register**
April Prince will perform a “rollicking read-aloud” of her story Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates. Then learn about wordplay and fractured fairy tales and create a treasure map to take home. Please Register**
Susan Lubner – Author of children’s books Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl and The Upside of Ordinary and picture books (including Ruthie Bon Bair, Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair, and Noises at Night).
3:30-4:30 Author Reading & Writing – Best for ages 8 and up
Southborough author Susan Lubner will read from her newly published novel, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl, followed by guided writing activities. Registration is not required.
Thursday, April 18
Anna Staniszewski will read her picture books Power Down, Little Robot and Dogosaurus Rex and follow up with a singalong and related craft. Please Register**
Anna Staniszewski will hold a writing workshop to help children learn how to develop story characters. Please Register**
Saturday, April 20
You can preview her Digging Dinosaurs program via the YouTube video below:
*The Library will be closed on Monday the 15th for Patriot’s Day.
**To register for programs, stop by the Children’s Room’s desk or call 508-485-5031.