Broward County Libraries Hosts the 12th Annual StoryBook Festival with King "Author's" Round Table of Tales on November 16
- Free family fun and free book for the first 1,000 children -

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Children and families can enjoy a free day of fun and fairytales at the 12th Annual StoryBook Festival.

DATE: October 16, 2013
Libraries Division

: 954-357-7406

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - "Hear ye, hear ye!" Come one and all to the 12th Annual StoryBook Festival's King "Author’s" Round Table of Tales to be held Saturday, November 16  from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580. This free festival offers a day of music, dance, storytelling, storybook characters, crafts and activities for youngsters and their families. Listen to renowned storytellers tell tales from the days of knights and dragons as well as new stories and classic favorites.

The StoryBook Festival features live children’s performances on three stages as well as an arts and crafts tent where kids can get creative. Roam the Miami Herald’s Fantasy Forest, a magical place where children can interact with their favorite storybook characters. Enjoy the “Swappin’ Ground” area where children may tell their own stories. The first 1,000 children at the festival will receive a free book presented by Baptist Health.

This year’s event will also feature a human chess game and a maypole dance as well as storytelling in the “Hobbit” room. Children are encouraged to come to the festival in costume, and join the StoryBook Parade along with costumed characters. Parents are invited to bring cameras for the StoryBook Photo Spots. Stay for the Festival's closing ceremony, which features gifted storyteller David Novak in a performance that honors the winners of the Chapel Trail storytelling contest. All are invited to hear Contest winners share their stories, sing along with our singing storyteller and walk away with a free giveaway!

Highlights of the StoryBook Festival include:

  • Nationally recognized storyteller David Novak brings to life original adaptations of classic fairy tales and myths 
  • Storytelling by Carrie Sue Ayvar, Cheryl Floyd, Tamara Green, Pat Nease and Windell Campbell 
  • Suzy Hammer’s Medieval Wizard
  • Performance by Superstar Productions 
  • Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion
  • Atlantic Coast Theatre presents Alice Rocks Wonderland and Rumpelstiltskin
  • Baptist Health’s Big Book Giveaway
  • The Miami Herald’s Fantasy Forest
  • Sing Along with Darrell House
The StoryBook Festival is presented by Baptist Medical Plazas and funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation with support from the Miami Herald, the City of Pembroke Pines, Friends of Southwest Regional Library, and Broward Family Life Magazine. This project is funded in part by Broward County through the Broward County Commissioners with proceeds from the 2000 Broward County Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Issue. The City of Pembroke Pines prohibits any policy or procedure that results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use, and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.


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