Ready Set Fun Bookfest

WPBS-DT: Ready Set Fun

MAY 7th, 2016

10am - 1pm

Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center
1291 Faichney Drive in Watertown

This year will mark the 20th year for the most successful and largest educational event in our area-Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest! WPBS-DT is excited to announce our return to last year's great location, the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center.

Each year over 1,500 children and parents join WPBS, our community vendors and local children's authors for this literacy focused, hands on event. Admission to this event is the donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item. This year, collected items will be going to the food bank at the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County (CAPC). Check back on our website as we will post more information as it is confirmed. Please plan on joining us on May 7th for the 20th Annual Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest!

Sponsored in Part By:

  • City of Watertown Fire Prevention
  • Martin's Point Healthcare
  • Cornell University
  • Fun Xcape
  • Jefferson County Youth Advocate Program
  • Jefferson Campus Care
  • The Childrens Home of Jefferson County
  • The Reading Room
  • DPAO
  • Fort Drum Child, Youth and School Service
  • Community Action Planning Council- Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project
  • North Country Prenatal/ Perinatal Council
  • North Country Libraries (NCLS & Flower Memorial)
  • Benchmark Family Services
  • Jefferson County Public Health Service
  • Jefferson County Sheriff Operation Safe Child
  • Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Watertown Police Department
  • Literacy of Northern New York, Inc.
  • Community Action Head Start & UPK
  • Fidelis Healthcare
  • New Day Childrens Center
  • Dell Miltary

Books by Daniel Jude Miller

Monster in Manhattan

Adirondack Kids Press

Leigh Chapman

Adam Cornell

Adam Cornell was born in upstate New York but spent some of his life in Louisiana, which he considers his second home. He began writing in grade school and could never kick the habit. He has previously written a screenplay and television pilot, both of which REACHED the first stages of production. Adam has worked on the air as a radio personality utilizing the name Adam Speed while in Baton Rouge, New Orleans AND Elmira, NY. He has also made a career in the field of graphic design, working with ad agencies as well as companies in the printing, housewares and automotive industries. Adam currently lives with his wife and three children in Watertown, NY where he hosts the morning show for Tunes 92.5. His books include The Catskills, The Tesla Connection, The Tesla Resistance and a childrens book entitled: The Amazing (almost true) Story of the Invention of the Safety Pin.

Hockey Guy Robot Universe

1pm - 2:30pm

Join us after the Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest for a Pizza Palooza with your favorite PBS Kids Characters! Enjoy a special meet and greet with Curious George, Cookie Monster, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Woofster and Cat in the Hat! This hour long event includes a pizza lunch, activities, photo ops and a movie! Tickets are $ 5.00 per person, children under a year old are free.

This is an Operation Yellow Ribbon Event! Active duty service member and dependents recieve $ 1.00 off the admission price!

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