Kids Celebrate Reading, Explore Creative Sides at ‘Book Fest 2016’

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For 16 years, ‘Book Fest’ has celebrated and encouraged kids to read. On Saturday, ‘Book Fest 2016,’ held at the Diven Elementary School in Elmira, did not disappoint, as kids not only got their hands on new books, but they also met with some of their favorite authors. 

Organizers from the Family Reading Partnership say ‘Book Fest’ in the last five years has expanded greatly, as they widened the age range of books they feature to appeal to more kids. As well as include more interactive activities to get kids interested in not only reading, but becoming more creative. 

“This is a great way to get celebrate reading, celebrate books and having fun with all kinds of different activities,” says Michelle Halperin, the VP of the Family Reading Partnership for Chemung County.

“Listening to others talk about books, and how they came up with ideas, and then how all of us can become authors and can be more creative and utilize those talents.”

‘Book Fest’ is held annually on the first Saturday of March. 

For more details on ‘Book Fest’, click here.

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