Several months during the school year, the Center holds a FREE Books and Art for Kids event where we distribute hundreds of gently used books to local children in order to encourage them to read. These books are donated by families and organizations. We provide snacks and arts and crafts activities and we often have a children’s book author or storytelling group attend to do a book reading or performance for the kids. Every child may take home up to five gently-used books. This event is open to the public!
Our upcoming Books for Kids event schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017 from 11 – 1pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 – 1pm
For our April event, we will be joined by DJ Palumbo and her belly dance troupe as they display the strong women of comics in a belly dance performance. DJ as Wonder Woman, Michella as Poison Ivy, Doris as Bat Girl, Yamile as Super Girl and Lani/Leianna as Harley Quinn and Jazzy as Raven. Kids will also enjoy taking home as many free books as they would like, music, games and an ice cream social ($1 cones, $3 create-your-own sundaes).