Story Fest for kids over Spring Break

Above: The Library is bringing in authers and a storyteller for special literary programs geared for age groups from ages 3+ to 8+.

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 JonesApril Prince – Author of picture books (including Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates and What Do Wheels Do All Day?), plus non-fiction for children including Who Was Mark Twain?

10:30-11:15 am: “Working With Wheels” – Ages 3-6

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**

Goldenlocks11:30-12:15: “Tales of Adventure and Wordplay” – Ages 6 and up

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 Lubnor authorSusan 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).

Lizzy the Good Luck Girl3:30-4:30 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 StaniszewskiAnna Staniszewski – Author of picture books (Power Down, Little Robot and Dogosaurus Rex) and children’s book series (My Very Unfairy Tale Life, The Dirt Diary, Second Hand Wishes and more)

10:30-11:15 Story Time – For ages 3 and up

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**

My Very UnFairy Tale Life11:30-12:15 Story Character Workshop – For ages 8 and up

Anna Staniszewski will hold a writing workshop to help children learn how to develop story characters. Please Register**

Saturday, April 20

Diane Edgecomb – Storyteller

Diane Edgecomb at Whitman Library11:00 am “Digging Up Dinosaurs” – Best for ages 4 and up
Storyteller Diane Edgecomb will teach about dinosaurs through fun interactive stories! Registration is not required.

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.

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