Mailing List Message #160
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books celebrates Children's Book Week
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:05:34 -0400
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For immediate release: 04/26/2017

Contact: Harriett Logan



Loganberry Books hosts events for Children’s Book Week

May 1-7, 2017



As the longest-running national celebration of books for young people, over 650 schools, libraries, and bookstores will host official Children’s Book Week events between May 1-7 from coast to coast in all 50 states. This May marks the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week; the theme for this year’s celebration is “One World, Many Stories.”

At Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120), we will have Children’s Book Week activities all week long! Six ongoing Creation Stations will feature self-directed activity hubs, available starting on Independent Bookstore Day, 04/29.  There are also three special events in the early evenings, and even more activities and tours on Saturday, 05/06. 

  • All Week, ongoing: Children's Book Week Voting
    Voting for the 10th Annual
    Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, the only book award voted on solely by kids & teens
  • All Week, ongoing: Dav Pilkey Name-o-Changer
    In our version of the Captain Underpants Name Generator, you can spin the Wheel of Fortune and choose from a variety of themes, including Animal, Cleveland, Literary, Poopypants, or Wild Weather.
  • All Week, ongoing: Otis' Story
    One sentence on large easel will start the story, and every bookstore visitor is invited to add a sentence or phrase to the story. There will be one story during Independent Bookstore Day, and another during Children’s Book Week.
  • All Week, ongoing: Story Cards
    This station is tailored to the younger set, with illustrated flash cards that can be arranged to create your own story.
  • All Week, ongoing: Plot Twist
    Roll out the Rory's Story Cubes or draw from the Storymatic deck to add a new dynamic or wrinkle to your story.
  • All Week, ongoing: Books & Coloring Station
    Coloring books, Little Golden Book templates for your own storybook, word searches and other games for writers and artists of all ages.


In addition to these ongoing self-directed activities, there are some special evening events.

  • Monday 05/01, 7-9pm: Writing for the World’s Most Loyal and Passionate Readers
    In this Literary Cleveland workshop, author Tricia Springstubb guides writers with short  writing exercises, and positive and productive critiques of each other's stories-in-progress (picture books, chapter books, and work for middle grade only). This is the first of three sessions for adult writers; registration through Lit Cleveland required. 
  • Wednesday 05/03, 6pm: Make a Pop-Up
    Lorraine Angus helps guide young hands in a pop-up craft creation that they’ll be able to take home with them. Bonus: the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery has an opening reception for the Altered Book Group during this time, so plenty of paper inspiration with the artists in attendance is just around the corner.
  • Thursday 05/04, 7pm: Pajama Storytime
    This storytime is designed for youngsters getting ready for bed, and pajamas are encouraged! Come learn about how other animals and other people go about their days, all while showing off your best bedtime costumes. 


Saturday, our busiest day, adds to the ongoing creation stations with moderated hands-on activities, and book talks that are designed for both children and adults.

  • Saturday 05/06, 11am-3pm:  You Review
    This literary exercise for 6-8 year olds features Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) of new or yet-to-be-released picture books and a simple review form to help organize young critical thinking.  Participants get to take home a free ARC, and we’ll feature pieces of their reviews in the shop.
  • Saturday 05/06, 11am-3pm:  Fearless Origami & Haiku Marathon
    We’ll guide you through the creation of an origami peace crane or frog, and help you write some classical haikus, too. 
  • Saturday 05/06, 1pm:  Where the Books Are Tour
    Remember guided library tours of how to use the card catalog system, magazine indexes, and other reference materials? Yes, times have changed, but that doesn’t mean you won’t learn more about our services, collections, strengths, and organizational quirks by taking a quick tour. Designed for both adults and children, focusing on our children’s collections, and especially non-fiction.
  • Saturday 05/06, 2pm:  Staff Picks
    Loganberry Books staff members present their favorite children’s books, ranging from cherished picture books, classic novels, out-of-print gems, or specific sub-genres. 
  • Saturday 05/06, on demand:   Ten Minute History of Children's Books
    This quick history is designed for younger audiences and features old-fashioned printing techniques, early moveables, foreign, and famous works of children’s literature.
  • Saturday 05/06, on demand:  Stump the Bookseller Quiz
    We’ve featured this online service for over two decades now, and have assembled some of our favorite and most-oft asked questions of murky literary nostalgia. Go ahead, ask for an example.


Thanks for celebrating children’s literature and the joy of reading with us!


Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Other national programs include the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, Reading Without Walls, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress. Individual and corporate donations, grants, and the Children’s Book Council support Every Child a Reader.

Loganberry Books is an independent bookstore, established in 1994 on the border of Shaker Heights and Cleveland.  Featuring new, used and rare books, Loganberry holds more than 100,000 volumes and offers various community gatherings, lectures, book signings, art exhibitions, entertainment, and special events throughout the year.

Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Blvd.  *  Cleveland, OH 44120  *  216.795.9800  |



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