The Philadelphia Book Festival Street Fair is ON Tomorrow, Rain or Shine!

By Michelle S. RSS Fri, April 15, 2011

Come on out to the Philadelphia Book Festival tomorrow, April 16, on the busy and beautiful Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a day full of free events and exciting programming for families and children, including our annual Storybook Parade hosted by 6ABC's Tamala Edwards, discussions with award-winning authors and illustrators, and great musical performances, too! The Book Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yes, yes. We know. The weather forecast calls for rain. So, here's our plan: The Teddy Bear Picnic and the Storybook Parade are now taking place on Festival Main Stage on the ground floor of Parkway Central Library. Also, our Teen Zone venue is now located in the Skyline Room on the 4th Floor. If the sprinkles become a deluge, we'll move additional outdoor events inside on an as-needed basis.

We have a ton of great programs taking place indoors at the Library as well as outside at our Literary Street Fair!

Meet these award-winning children's writers and illustrators--and get your books signed!
Chris Van Allsburg
Bryan Collier
Sonia Lynn Sadler
Philip C. and Erin E. Stead
Kadir Nelson
Tad Hills
Paula Young Shelton
Robbin Gourley

Highlights for Teens & Tweens!
Mighty Writers Comics Workshop
Authors of The 39 Clues: Vespers Rising (Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, and Gordon Korman)
Kathryn Erskine
Sara Shepard
John Stephens
Walter Dean Myers

Even more great programs for all ages!
The Give & Take Jugglers
Harry the Dirty Dog Musical
Brian Sanders's SKINK
Benoit Bourque

Also: Be sure to stop by the Library Clubhouse for storytime. There, you can pick up more information about our great programs and fill out our survey for a chance at winning some great prizes, including two Southwest Airlines tickets!

See you on Saturday!

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