St. Louis County Library Celebrates Children's Book Week

Date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 (All day)

St. Louis County Library will celebrate Children's Book Week during May 12-18 with a series of events for kids and families including a visit from Curious George, special story times, puppet performances and more. A complete list of events can be found at www.slcl.org/childrens-book-week. All programs are free and open to the public.

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, the joy of reading is celebrated for a full week with book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores and homes from coast to coast.

St. Louis County Library will celebreate Children's Book Week with the following events:

Monday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
Mo Willems Party
Prairie Commons Branch (915 Utz Ln. Hazelwood, MO 63042-2739, 314-994-3300)
Celebrate Children's Book Week at a special Mo Willems & Friends' Book Party Story Time. Enjoy stories, make an edible craft to take home and participate in a pigeon scavenger hunt. All ages. Registration required. Auditorium.

Monday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Evening Story Time
Thornhill Branch (12863 Willowyck Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146-3771, 314-994-3300)
Have you ever wanted to wear your pajamas in the library? Here is your chance! This week we will read all about our friend Llama Llama. Will he wear his red pajamas, share or play nice? Come and see! Pajamas are welcome. Ages 3-6.

Tuesday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.
Curious George Story Time
Daniel Boone Branch (300 Clarkson Rd. Ellisville, MO 63011-2222, 314-994-3300)
Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Curious George will stop by for a visit so bring your camera.

Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Evening Story Time
Weber Road Branch (4444 Weber Rd. St. Louis, MO 63123-6744, 314-994-3300)
Snuggle up with some great David Shannon books. Wear your favorite pajamas and enjoy a bedtime story as we settle down for the evening. Kids are encouraged to bring a special stuffed friend, doll or blanket. All ages.

Wednesday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.
Curious George Story Time
Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131-3598, 314-994-3300)
Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Curious George will stop by for a visit so bring your camera.

Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Daniel Boone Branch (300 Clarkson Rd. Ellisville, MO 63011-2222, 314-994-3300)
Join us for a live performance inspired by the fantastic comedic books of Jan Thomas. Kids will laugh out loud as they participate in this interactive theatrical event that combines puppetry and acting. Recommended for ages 3-7. 

Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Curious George Story Time
Cliff Cave Branch (5430 Telegraph Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129-3556, 314-994-3300)
Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Curious George will stop by for a visit so bring your camera.

Thursday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.
Pete the Cat
Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131-3598, 314-994-3300)
Read books, play games, and make crafts based on everyone's favorite cool cat. Ages 3-6. Registration required.

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Books
Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131-3598, 314-994-3300)
Join us for an extra special story time. Stay in your pajamas, bring your favorite soft toy and blankie and enjoy a snack while you listen to stories. All ages. Registration required.

Saturday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.
Curious George Story Time
Florissant Valley Branch (195 New Florissant Rd., South Florissant, MO 63031-6796, 314-994-3300)
Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Curious George will stop by for a visit so bring your camera.

 

Please call 314-994-3300 for information about the Children's Book Week events at St. Louis County Library or visit www.slcl.org.

 

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