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Children’s Literature Festival Book Bash

April 30, 2011

What: Presentation by Kari and other artists and authors
When: Saturday April 30, 2011
Where: Toronto, Northern District Branch Library

The Toronto Public Library is organizing the second annual “Book Bash! Children’s Literature Festival.” This event is part of a series and is made possible by the Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund for Canadian Children’s Literature. The Book Bash! Children’s Literature Festival will allow the library to promote Canadian authors and illustrators and their work, to promote reading for pleasure and our early literacy programs, and to showcase Toronto Public Library as a place to experience fun family events.

The program will feature many wonderful presentations by recognized Canadian children’s authors and illustrators. There will also be storytellers, puppet shows, crafts, storytime programs and staff book talks. Meet talents like:

    Barbara Reid
    Cary Fagan
    Kari-Lynn Winters
    Mariella Bertelli
    Marthe Jocelyn
    Richard Scrimger
    Rita Cox
    Ruth Ohi
    Shane Peacock
    Sharon Jennings

This event is in conjunction with Keep Toronto Reading, a series of free special events across the city that celebrate the joy of reading. The festival will take place on Saturday April 30th 2011 in the afternoon, from approximately 12:30 – 4:00 pm. The festival will be at the newly renovated Northern District Branch, 30 Orchard View Blvd, near Yonge and Eglinton. We will make use of the library’s open spaces and multiple program rooms to run simultaneous festival events.

The festival culminates Keep Toronto Reading month, an annual Toronto Public Library celebration of books and culture. Tying the Book Bash! to Keep Toronto Reading this year will enable the festival to benefit from the huge promotional push and substantial media attention that Keep Toronto Reading garners. For further information about the Book Bash! Children’s Literature Festival, please contact:

    Debora Attack, Department Head, Office of the Children and Youth Advocate and TD Summer Reading Club
    Phone 416 -393-7507, Fax 416-393-7417
    Email dattack(at)

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