Help Little Readers Rock With Kids' Activities at CALS Lit Fest
It's time to follow the Yellow Brick Road to reading with lots of free activities promoting literacy at this year's CALS Lit Fest!
The event takes place at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library on April 28 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Little Readers Rock campagin, put on by Junior League of Little Rock, is partnering with the Lit Fest this year for a day full of fun activities for young readers, including ways to get books home with every child who visits.
Check out the full schedule of events below:
Wickedly Good Free Book Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road through the Book Fair to find free books to continue your reading adventures at home.
Pete the Cat-ographs, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Capture the awe of meeting one of the most famous book characters, as you have your picture taken with Pete the Cat. Whether you like "Four Groovy Buttons" or "Rocking in My White Shoes," this is the cat-tastic experience! Photos will be printed at time of pictures.
The Kinders concert, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Kids and parents alike will enjoy this program of original program of original and interactive children’s music.
The Wizard’s Magical Creations, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enter the magical Emerald City and help create a life-sized rainbow to be on display at the library.
The Wonderful World of Reading, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 1:30-2 p.m.
Explore the wonders of reading with story time in both English and Spanish.
Let the Children March, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Author Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrator Frank Morrison meet to share fun insight to their exceptional children’s book, "Let the Children March."
Find Your Own Toto, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Visit the Humane Society of Pulaski County’s mobile adoption vehicle, and you might just find your very own Toto.
Hungry Tigers, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 2-2:30 p.m.
For all of the Hungry Tigers, enjoy a lunch provided by First Security Bank and Central Arkansas Library System.
"Scales of Justice" Puppet Storytime, 11:15 a.m.-noon
Taylor Dugan’s "Scales of Justice" is written with children in mind to educate them about the court system and the characters who play a role in that system. It’s about how Atticus Fish and Parrot Fish Mason battle it out in the courtroom.
Dorothy in Oz, noon
In this live performance by the Arkansas Arts Center’s Tell A Tale Troupe, Dorothy is going back to Oz be a very special guest at the birthday party of Princess Ozma of Oz. The only question is: how will she get there this time? Cyclone? Sea voyage gone awry? Earthquake? An enchanted road? It seems all ways lead to Oz.
Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My! Animal Yoga, 1-1:30 p.m.
Get ready to stretch, breathe, and roar during a yoga session that focuses on animal poses that get you in touch with your animal instincts.
“There’s No Place Like Home” STEM Session, 1-2 p.m.
See the wonderment of “Wizard of Oz” through the lens of science with UA Little Rock.
Rescue Dogs, 1:30-2 p.m.
Grace Vest will speak about "Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories" and a representative form the Humane Society of Pulaski County will also be present to answer questions about dog adoptions.