As Hubby and I drove to St. Lucie County Saturday morning, I knew the second annual St. Lucie County Family Reading Festival would be as much fun as the first.
What I hadn't counted on was the rain. The minute Hubby and I arrived with our boxes of books, the skies over the Digital Domain Baseball Stadium opened up.
Everyone ran for cover. "Save the books!" was the battlecry.
We huddled in a dry area while the field was covered by tarps.
Young "Book-aneers" were not deterred from reading . . .
As is typical of South Florida weather, the shower passed and the sun shone brightly for the rest of the festival.
I was one of several authors who spoke and signed books. There was a "Read to the Principal" area. (Participants got a free book.) The mascot met young readers. Families browsed bins of free books from a book exchange. There were games and entertainment. But mostly, there was reading . . .
It's always a delight to see the community come out in force -- teachers, librarians, media specialists and families -- to celebrate reading.
A huge thanks to uber-amazing Debbie Remington for inviting me again this year . . .
My next event is April 30th. If you live in the area, I hope you'll come enjoy April is for Authors. (It's a free event, and the author line-up is amazing.)
In the meantime, I plan to write, write, WRITE, do a few Skype visits with schools and look at cute videos on YouTube, like this one.
April 18, 2011
St. Lucie County's Family Raining, er, Reading Festival
Posted by Wild About Words at 7:00 AM
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