Plant the Seed to Read

‘Splish, Splash, Read’ Event is Saturday, April 29
at Fellows Riverside Gardens
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mill Creek MetroParks • 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509


• AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR DAVID FITZSIMMONS

• STORYTELLER MICHAEL PERRY

• STORYTELLER/AUTHOR NANCY K. WALLACE

• STORYTELLER/ACTOR TIM HARTMAN

• CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER

• FOLK-SINGING DUO MAGPIE

•  CRAFTS, SNACKS AND MORE!

Join us for the “Plant the Seed to Read” Children’s Book Festival event, “Splish! Splash! Read!,” at Fellows Riverside Gardens – Mill Creek MetroParks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. The day promises to be fun with authors and illustrators, storytellers and readers, giveaways and more!

Kids can meet author/award-winning photographer David Fitzsimmons, storyteller Michael Perry, storyteller/author Nancy K. Wallace, and storyteller/actor Tim Hartman. See a program by the Carnegie Science Center. Hear folk-singing duo Magpie. Stop by the Library’s table for a special treat.

The PLYMC Pop-Up Library will be at this year’s event. PBS character Nature Cat will be there, too! Moms and dads can bring their cameras to take photos of children with these characters.

Plant the Seed to Read was started with an idea by Altrusa International of Youngstown, Inc. The event was build on a partnership with the local Altrusa, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Western Reserve PBS.

Stroller parking available. Due to limited space, strollers are not permitted in the Davis Center during the event.