‘Reading Is ALL the BUZZ’ at the 2016 Toddler Fest

The 11th annual “Toddler Fest” will be held Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to noon at the Greene County Community Center. Toddlers 2-5 years old and their families are invited to spend time together at this free event that encourages children to “Bee A Reader”.

Special guest will be Clifford the Big Red Dog. Children and parents have been reading books about Clifford for years… now they get to meet him.

Magician Rick Eugene will  entertain children with his magical balloon creations and if they watch carefully, a few magic tricks may appear, too. Children can try their luck fishing at the camping site, photo opportunities in the Tortoise and Hare Race, shop at the grocery store or check out the farming station…these are just a few of the “come and go” activities available with more 20 different activity stations for children to visit.

Each child who attends Toddler Fest will receive a free book from the Jefferson Rotary Club. There will be a “Bee Hive Drawing” for prizes and Bunkers Dunkers will provide treats.

The Greene County librarians encourage children to check out the wonderful selection of books at their local libraries. “Toddler Fest is a great reminder that reading is an activity that the whole family can enjoy! If you spend just 15 minutes each day reading to your child, you are encouraging the development of essential pre-reading skills that your child needs. “Buzz” on over and have some fun with us at Toddler Fest!” said Shari Minnehan, president of the Greene County Librarians Association.

Toddler Fest is a free cooperative event sponsored by all six Greene County libraries and the Greene County board of supervisors and supported by many community partners and volunteers. Each toddler will receive a book, refreshments, and book bag to fill with goodies while supplies last. For more information about Toddler Fest, contact your local Greene County library.Toddler Fest 2016 Poster with Clifford

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