PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a new event taking place at Sister Cities Park this weekend. As Storybook Weekend gets underway Saturday and Sunday in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia.
For the past few years, Sister Cities has had a library cart from the Free Library of Philadelphia across the street filled with books for kids to enjoy in the park.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Coming Out Of Church Injured, Police Say
This weekend, Michelle Shannon with the Center City District says they’re taking that partnership a step further by promoting reading through various activities including author readings and crafts.READ MORE: Red Cross Providing Meals, Housing To 9 Families Displaced By House Explosion In Pottstown
Shannon said, “Our key authors are Angela Dominguez, illustrator of Martha Big and Tall, we have Tara Lazar who is the author of Way Past Bedtime and Brian Biggs, author of the Tinyville Town series and his book is about firemen and on Sunday, we’re going to have a firetruck there for kids to be able to climb on after his book reading!”MORE NEWS: United Ukrainian American Relief Committee Sends Shipping Containers Filled With Supplies To Ukraine
The event is free and geared towards children up to age 10, but folks are also encouraged to donate their gently used children’s books to the book cart.