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Keep the Kids Reading: A Family Literary Extravaganza

"Keep the Kids Reading" is a delightful family-friendly event dedicated to promoting the joy of reading among children while fostering creativity and imagination. Designed to be engaging for both kids and parents, the event offers a variety of activities centered around literature, art, and storytelling. This event welcomes children between the ages of 8 and 15.

Saturday, April 20th

Time: 3:00p - 6:00p

Location: Historic D.A. Dorsey House |  250 NW 9th St, Miami, FL 33136


Community Art Mural: Calling all families! Moms, dads, and children, come together to be a part of something special. Join us in adding your unique touch to our community art mural. Kids will have the chance to express their creativity as they paint and decorate sections of the mural, contributing to a collaborative masterpiece that celebrates the enchanting world of storytelling and imagination.

Storytelling by Authors: Join renowned children's book authors Michael Woodward and Sheila Jackson for an enchanting storytelling session where parents and children will be transported into the captivating worlds of their beloved characters. Prepare to be spellbound as the authors read aloud from their published works, followed by engaging exercises that inspire creativity, critical thinking, and a passion for literature. It's an immersive experience that promises endless excitement and discovery for all participants.

Food Truck: Indulge in delectable delights and refreshing beverages from our family-friendly food truck lineup, offering a mouthwatering array of snacks and drinks to energize your fun-packed day. Get ready to savor Caribbean cuisine from Mr. Mack Island Grill and cool off with delightful Italian icees from Mr. Frosty305.

Face Painting: Transform into your favorite storybook character or unleash your inner superhero with whimsical face painting designs by Brush Elements . Let your imagination soar as professional face painters create magical designs that will delight children of all ages.

Art Activities: Engage in hands-on art activities and crafts inspired by popular children's books. From coloring stations to DIY bookmark making, there's something for every young artist to enjoy and take home as a memento of their day at the event.

"Keep the Kids Reading" promises to be a day filled with laughter, creativity, and unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Join us as we celebrate the wonder of storytelling and inspire a lifelong love of reading in children of all ages.


3:30p - 4:30p Storytelling w/ Micheal Woodward

4:30p - 5:30p Storytelling w/ Sheila Jackson



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