New festival reminds kids of the joy of reading just in time for school
TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Just before kids go back to school, Toronto
Public Library will host a fun-filled children's festival featuring an
all-star cast of Canadian children's authors, including some of the most
talented and inspiring writers of books for boys. The stellar line-up of
authors coming to town includes Eric Walters, Kenneth Oppel,
Barbara Reid, Robin Muller and Sarah Ellis.
"We are excited about hosting the first annual literacy festival for
children," said Ken Setterington, Toronto Public Library's Children and
Youth Advocate. "Our goal is to promote the love of reading for children
of all ages, but most especially for our boys."
"Studies show that boys often don't derive the same level of enjoyment
and fun from reading as girls so the Book Bash is intended to illustrate
just how fun reading can be. We'll be able to introduce them to the
authors of the best new books for boys."
Book Bash is being held at North York Central Library and Mel Lastman
Square on Saturday, August 28, 2010, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Book
Bash features lots of free entertainment for kids of all ages including
storytelling, puppet shows, face painting, and fun crafts and activities.
Sarah Ellis will also provide a talk Friday evening to dish out some
advice for hopeful authors and insight into the world of publishing
Book Bash, the first annual Canadian Children's Literature Festival
North York Central Library (Concourse) and Mel Lastman Square
5120 Yonge Street
Sarah Ellis - Friday, August 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (refreshments
Book Bash - Saturday, August 28, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Canadian Children's Literature Festival is supported by an endowment
fund honouring Lawrence Muller, retired president of Scholastic Canada,
gifted to the Toronto Public Library Foundation earlier this year. The
annual Canadian Children's Literature Festival aims to promote reading,
and recognize the wealth of Canadian talent writing for children.
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit our 99 branches
and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about Toronto
Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call
Answerline at 416-393-7131.
SOURCE Toronto Public Library
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