Free Bookmania in Chicago at Chicago Public Library – Nov 23

Come this weekend and check out the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago for the FREE  Bookamania.  When you share a book with a child, you give them the key to reading, learning and discovering, and the joy of becoming a lifelong reader. Join the Chicago Public Library as we present a free celebration of children’s books, learning and play for the whole family! Prepare for all the fun with this family activity.   Things kick off at 11 a.m. and everything is free to attend, thanks to a grant from Target through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. So take your kids, your friends with kids, or your visiting nephews and nieces and head out to this event. For a full list of the day’s activities, visit the Chicago Public Library’s website.


Meet Storybook bookmania in chicago

Look for great strolling puppets and marionettes throughout the building:

  • Elephant & Piggie
  • Pete the Cat
  • Martha the Talking Dog
  • Skippyjon Jones
  • Lilly
  • Lars the Polar Bear


Talk with Authors and Illustrators


For the adults, there will be some informational talks:

  • Thirty Million Words Initiative® with Dr. Dana Suskind, University of Chicago-Medicine
  • Every Child Ready to Read @ your library with Jenna Nemec

There will also be performances by the Mad Hatters of the Junior League of Chicago, the Jabberwocky Marionettes, and a Skippyjon Jones production put on by TheatreWorks USA.   Bookamania also promises active play spaces and art and craft extensions which are new this year.


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Saturday, November 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center

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