Albert Wisner Public Library to host Warwick Children's Book Festival on Sept. 17

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:12

Warwick — On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation will play host to over 45 authors and illustrators for an all day event celebrating children’s literacy. The second annual Warwick Children’s Book Festival will be held at Park Avenue School, 10 Park Avenue, just off Galloway Road (Route 17A). From 11a.m. until 4 p.m. these authors and illustrators of books for children and teens will be available to autograph their works. Barnes and Noble booksellers will also be on hand and proceeds from the sale of books will go to the library. And to help make this family friendly event a day to remember, there will be musical entertainment for young children featuring David Jack and Bossy Frog, as well as Manga drawing workshops for older kids with Misako Rocks. On the same day downtown village merchants will host a whimsical “Children’s Book Walk” to provide additional fun and entertainment for festival goers. The “Walk” will feature book related window displays throughout the village and special fun events in participating shops. “The Children’s Book Walk is the perfect complement to a few hours spent with the talented authors and creative illustrators at the festival,” said Library Director and event organizer Rosemary Cooper. “Downtown Warwick is just a short walk from the festival and a lovely way for out of town visitors to see our beautiful village.” The second annual Warwick Children’s Book Festival is presented by the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation courtesy of a generous donation from avid library supporters and Warwick residents Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes. Other community supporters include the Village of Warwick, Provident Bank, WVT Communications and Park Avenue Elementary School. To find out more Details about the festival can be found at or on Facebook. A complete program will also be printed and distributed by Straus Newspapers in the September 16 edition of the Warwick Advertiser.