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Springfield Museums and City Library to Host “LittleFest”

General Museum News

August 22, 2012

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host “LittleFest,” an event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Saturday, September 15, from 10 am to 4 pm.

LittleFest is presented in conjunction with WGBY-57, Public Television for Western New England. The event is supported in part by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation. Activities are free with the price of museum admission. Admission is free for Springfield residents.  

Ongoing Activities

  • Appearances by the costumed characters Super Why and Princess Presto from the PBS Kids series “Super Why!”; Springfield Science Museum
  • Free copies of the book Lola at the Library for the first 300 visitors; Museum Welcome Center. Give-away is courtesy of the Krueger Charitable Foundation, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Lunch or snacks available in the Blake House Café, 11 am-3 pm
  • Art Activities – Central Library Children’s Room, 10 am-3 pm
  • Art Activities – Art Discovery Center, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum, noon-4 pm

Scheduled Performances 

  • Literacy Alive: A Reading Celebration – Robert Rivest illustrates the joy of reading through mime, theater, and improvisation; 10:30 am and 12:45 pm; D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Reading Magic – Magician Steve Wronker presents a comedy magic show using tricks found in books about magic from the library; 11:30 am and 1:45 pm; Central Library Community Room.

Free onsite parking is available.

Super Why character images courtesy of © 2012 Out of the Blue Enterprises LLC. All rights reserved.



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