Ready Set Fun Bookfest
MAY 10th, 2014 11AM - 2PMNew Location
Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center
1291 Faichney Drive in Watertown
This year will mark the 18th year for the most successful and largest educational event in our area-Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest! WPBS-DT is excited to announce our new event location, the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center.
Daniel Tiger, Clifford and Buddy the Dinosaur will be joining us as well as special guest storyteller, Regi Carpenter. Regi grew up in the same small town on the Saint Lawrence River as her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Her stories speak to generations of a hard knock life lived gloriously. Regi is a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York as well as a teaching artist for students ages 4-22. A storyteller since 1996, Regi has performed at the National Storytelling Festival as well as many other national storytelling venues. She has been a storyteller in resident at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. She is also a recipient of the JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, the Parent’s Choice Gold award, the Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award and the Storytelling World Award.
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 Urban Mission in Watertown. Check back on our website as we will post more information as it is confirmed. Please plan on joining us on May 10th for the 18th Annual Ready, Set, Fun Bookfest!
|SPCA of Jefferson County||2|
|Free Book Giveaway||3,4|
|Jefferson County Sheriff K-9 Unit||5|
|Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project||7|
|New Day Childrens' Center||8|
|Disabled Persons Action Organization||9|
|Community Health Advocates||10|
|New York State Zoo at Thompson Park||11|
|Jefferson County Childrens Home||13|
|Sci-Tech Center of NNY||14|
|Benchmark Family Services||15|
|Cornell Cooperative Extension||17|
|Cornell Cooperative Extension-4H Camp Wabasso||18|
|North Country Childrens' Clinic||19|
|Watertown Daily Times||20|
|Irene Uttendorfsky-Author||21, 22|
|Literacy Of NNY||23|
|Black River Cooperative Preschool||24|
|Flower Memorial Library||26|
|Jefferson County Public Health||27|
|Hope Marston-Author||29, 30|
|Scholastic Book Fair-Lobby||A|
|Used Book Swap-Lobby||B|
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