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Monday, July 30, 2012

Lewisburg Literary Festival Offers Free Activities for Children

The Lewisburg Literary Festival has a great line-up of free activities for children, including presentations and readings by childrens book authors Sarah Sullivan and Sarah Dooley, book give-aways, a book exchange and a bookmark craft project. Activities take place during the festival on Friday evening, August 3rd and all day Saturday, August 4th.

Sarah Sullivan is the author of four children’s picture books including “Once Upon a Baby Brother”, which won the Bank Street College Best Children’s Book List in 2011. Her recent book, “Passing the Music Down”, is a 2012 N.C.T.E. Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts. Her children’s workshops enthrall a variety of young readers and toddlers, from 3 to 11 years of age. On Saturday at 11am at The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Sarah will read to her young audience.

Sarah Dooley is the author of “Body of Water”, described by Kirkus Reviews as an enthralling tale that humanizes homeless families and inspires reflection on friendship, forgiveness and moving forward. It is a compelling story rife with drama, suspense and heart. Sarah is also the author of “Livvie Owen Lived Here”, about a young girl, Livvie, who is autistic and has to move repeatedly due to her outbursts. Both books are for children from 10 to 14 years of age. Sarah will read from her books at The Greenbrier Valley Theatre on Saturday, August 4th, following Sarah Sullivan at 11:30am.

On Friday evening, during First Fridays After Five, Honnahlee will host a “Find It” Literary Challenge. Children will be asked to find items from their favorite stories and win a “Find It” game of their own or other great prizes. On Saturday, Honnahlee continues with children activities, by offering storybook themed activities, including a coloring contest.

The Darling Exchange is hosting children’s activities throughout the evening on First Fridays After Five and all day Saturday. Stop by with your young one for a children’s book exchange. Anyone may bring in up to 5 older/used children’s books and trade them for new used books. Kids can also participate in a “make your own bookmark” craft project. Walk-ins and all ages are welcome.

First National Bank will be giving away a free book for children ages 3 to 5 throughout the evening on First Fridays After Five and on Saturday morning at their downtown office, while supplies last.

The Lewisburg Literary Festival is a vibrant two day event, featuring authors, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment and performance art, all inspired by literature. The festival takes place annually on the first Friday and Saturday in August. This year, 2012, the event will be held on August 3rd & 4th.
For updates on the festival, log onto the Festival website at Information is also available at 800-833-2068 or follow us on Facebook as a friend of the Lewisburg Literary Festival.