Handley Regional Library System, in partnership with Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference, announces Rockin’ the Library on June 24th at Handley Library from 5-7 pm. The event is being held on Braddock Street outside Handley Library. Well-known authors and illustrators Kevin Henkes, Bob Shea, Scott Magoon and Kwame Alexander are attending, along with storybook characters including James Dean’s Pete the Cat, Lilly from Kevin Henkes’s “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” and the unicorn from Bob Shea’s “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great.” There will also be goats, a deejay, dancing, face painting, a photo booth, and a free cupcake and book for each child. The event is free and open to the public and draws hundreds of people to celebrate the joy of reading. The event is supported by the Claude Moore Foundation and the Friends of Handley Regional Library System.
“Rockin’ the Library always draws a huge crowd – from the Children’s Literature Conference attendees and families in our own community – literally hundreds,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System. “This event is open to everyone! We are excited to continue our partnership with Shenandoah University as we connect authors and readers together at Handley Library.”