Children’s book week May 2022
 “How Do You Book?”
Events are included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults and children 1 year and older.

Children’s Book Week, observed in May and November each year, is a celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading.  Established in 1919, this is the longest running national literacy initiative in the United States.  Its beginnings go back to 1913 when the Boy Scouts of America librarian, Franklin K. Matthiews, traveled around the country promoting higher standards in children’s books.  His efforts, along with Frederic G. Melcher, editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library, led to the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsoring a Good Book Week with Boy Scouts of America in 1916. This led to the creation of Children’s Book Week three years later.

Tuesday, May 3

  • 10:30 Community Guest Reader: reading of Family Heroes:  Keeping Us Healthy,
  • 11:30 Boogie Bash: “Picture Book Boogie”

Wednesday, May 4

  • Picture Book Scavenger Hunt (Prize: Each child will choose a book to bring home.)
  • 11:00 Community Guest Reader: Union Pacific Railroad (Richard Zientek, Director of Public Affairs, and David Welch—Reading of Curious George Takes a Train, Margret and H. A. Rey, & a railroad safety presentation

Thursday, May 5

  • 10:00-Noon Memorial Library System Table 
  • 10:00-2:00 Usborne Books & More table
  • 11:00 and 1:00: Margaret Clauder—“Reading and Rhyming with Mother Goose” (puppet show)

Friday, May 6

  • Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat photo opportunities during Children’s Book Week, Fri. May 6th, at 10:30am, 11:45am, 12:45pm. 
  • 11:00 Storybook Theatre: Miss Jan will read Curious George, H. A. Rey