July 2019 Children’s and Teen Events at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JUNE 27, 2019) – Bookmarks is hosting a variety of events for young readers of all ages in July. On Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 a.m., Bookmarks will present a Scholastic Summer Reading Palooza and Storytime, and on Sunday, July 14 from 3–6 p.m. Bookmarks will host a Moon Landing Celebration with children’s authors. On Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m., Bookmarks’ Teen Advisory Council will hold a Harry Potter Trivia Night & Birthday Celebration. All these events are free and open to the public and support Bookmarks mission to connect the community with books and authors.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Palooza and Storytime on Saturday, July 13, will feature Clifford and Dog Man costumed characters for a special storytime and photo opportunities. Scholastic Publishing Company will also supply summer reading materials, activities, and giveaways. This event is open to all ages but will be especially enjoyed by children ages 0–12.
Bookmarks’ Moon Landing Celebration on July 14 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing (a few days early). Guests can enjoy moon-themed books, snacks, and activities, plus the opportunity to meet two visiting children’s authors, Stacy McAnulty and Kristy Dempsey. McAnulty is the author of the “Our Universe” picture book series and has just released the third book in the series, Moon! Earth’s Best Friend. Kristy Dempsey is the author of Papa Put A Man on the Moon, a heartwarming story of a small town’s contribution to a great achievement.
Bookmarks’ Harry Potter Trivia Night & Birthday Celebration will be hosted by the Teen Advisory Council. July 31st marks the birthday of one of modern literature’s most beloved characters, Harry Potter. Harry Potter book fans are invited to celebrate with several rounds of literary trivia, as well as themed snacks and activities. Bookmarks’ Teen Advisory Council is comprised of local high school students who are avid readers. Members of the TAC meet monthly to discuss books, help plan YA (young adult) book and author events, and keep teens engaged in Bookmarks’ mission and outreach.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to ignite the love of reading by connecting our community with books and authors. The programming connects readers with authors and books and is achieved through the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas (their 15th will be held September 5-8); an Authors in Schools program, which reached 12,000 students in 2018; and year-round events in their gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore located at 634 W. Fourth Street #110. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.