May 06  - May 07, 2017

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sister Cities Park

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Storybook Weekend

Sponsored by TD Bank In Partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia

 

Celebrate spring at Sister Cities Park during the first annual Storybook Weekend. Enjoy story reading sessions by special guest readers and local authors every 30-minutes, along with live music, make-and-take crafts, face painting, balloon art and more.

 

Special guest authors and illustrators include: *

Saturday, May 6:

11:00 a.m. Event kicks off with a full range of activities

11:30 a.m. Marty the Moose from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will read his favorite book

12:30 p.m. Library in the Park Book Cart dedication ceremony

1:00 p.m. Illustrator Angela Dominguez, will read from her book, “Martha! Big & Tall”

2:00 p.m. Patti McLaughlin of The Free Library of Philadelphia will read a childhood favorite

 

Sunday, May 7:

11:00 a.m. Event kicks off with a full range of activities

11:30 p.m. Thomas Rockett, Soccer Shots Academy will host a reading and soccer activity

12:00 p.m. Author Tara Lazar reads from her book “Way Past Bedtime”

1:00 p.m. Author Brian Biggs reads from his series “Tinyville Town Series”

2:00 p.m. Chris Brown of the Free Library of Philadelphia will read a childhood favorite

 

*Schedule and activities are subject to change.

 

  • Refreshed “Library in the Park” cart
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  • Book Cart Dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm.
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  • Have gently used children’s books to donate? Bring them to Storybook Weekend!
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  • The Free Library of Philadelphia - Book Bike and library card sign ups.
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  • Silly Joe -music, storytelling, and lots of laughs!
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  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - nature-themed crafts.
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  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Marty the Moose and  cool animal specimens .
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  • Fleisher Art Memorial - Color Wheels and make-and-take crafts.
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  • Play in the Children’s Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, and splash in the park’s Earth Fountain.
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  • Meet local heroes and tour a Fire Truck on Sunday May 7, just like in Brian Biggs’ Tinyville Town book series!
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Franklin Institute  Learn about the new Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature exhibit and do a craft activity

 

See the Butterfly Festival on Exhibit presented by the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation After-School Program

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