Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Saturday‘s “Beach Blanket Book Bash” is for all ages

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 91.7WVXU, and Norwood Community Television are hosting the first-ever Beach Blanket Book Bash for people of all ages who love summer reading. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 13, at Joesph-Beth Booksellers at Rookwood Pavilion.

What: Beach Blanket Book Bash
When: Saturday, June 13 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Why: Summer Reading is not just for kids. It’s for everyone…kids, teens, parents,
grandparents, families and individuals, too. And, everyone is invited. So slip-on your favorite sandals and most colorful flowered shirt, and then head for the Book Bash.
Beach It: Listen to some great beach music. Bounce a few beachballs. Play some “beachy” games. Show off your best “beachcomber” outfit to win a prize.

Book Bash Highlights:
12:30 p.m. - Thane Maynard Cincinnati Zoo Storytime
1:00 p.m. - Beach Games, Music, Beachball V-Ball, & more
1:30 p.m. - Book Bash Panel Discussion featuring experts in the know from the Public Library, Joseph-Beth and 91.7 WVXU - Soak up some insight on sizzling hot reads from “those in the know,” including representatives from the Public Library, 91.7 WVXU radio, and Joseph-Beth as they discuss their favorite page-turners for beach and summer reading during this fun-filled kickoff party. Norwood Community Television will videotape the discussion for viewing beyond the program.

For more about the Book Bash or the Library’s Summer Reading Program log onto