An overview of services offered and upcoming events.
Local Author Book Fair: 4/15/23
Local Author Book Fair, hosted by Children’s Librarian, Rebecca Fitzgerald (Harrison Public Library) is an incredible event that celebrates local authors and picture book lovers. Come have fun, eat snacks, and enjoy a craft project.
Zoom Read Aloud: 4/11/23
Zoom Read Aloud is a 30-minute event where the author reads a book aloud to children. On April 11, 2023, I had a wonderful visit with Miss Bernaducci’s class and read WHEN RIDDLES COME RUMBLING by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Karen Dugan. Then, her creative students were inspired to create their own amazing riddles. Looking for a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month? Read WHEN RIDDLES COME RUMBLING! Here’s a helpful sheet that students used during the reading: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uYgnocHGPqVr1NtW9ONNfPEsj2gYOMnMdZLRTUKAuAg/edit?usp=sharing
Zoom Read Aloud: 3/22/23
Zoom Read Aloud is a 30-minute event where the author reads a book aloud to children. On February 22nd, 2023, Mona Voelkel was delighted to be invited back to Mrs. Barnett’s classroom to read aloud, STANLEY AND THE WILD WORDS.
Guest Speaker: Women in Publishing Summit: March 1-4, 2023
Speaker/Presenter is a 60-minute event personalized for your audience. Mona Voelkel will be co-presenting, along with Kidlit at Heart members, on Forming a Collaborative Children’s Book Marketing Group, hosted by Women in Publishing Summit, (March 1-4, 2023).
Thank You Video: https://youtu.be/dppwWxWQGn4
Zoom Read Aloud: 2/15/23
Zoom Read Aloud is a 30-minute event where the author reads a book aloud to children. On February 15th, 2023, Mona Voelkel was delighted to read aloud MONSTERS IN THE BRINY by Lynn Becker with illustrations by Scott Brundage, assisted by Mr. Robert. Thanks to Mrs. Barnett and her amazing writers for sharing their stories. Enjoy this video describing the event here.
Bedtime Stories: 2/24/23
Storytime is a 30-minute event where the author reads a book aloud to children. On February 24th, 2023, Mona Voelkel is delighted to read aloud Stanley and the Wild Words, assisted by Mr. Robert, to the children participating in the ZOOM Bedtime Story event sponsored by the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.
Family Reading Night: 12/7/22
Family Reading Night is a 90-minute event that invites families to share in the joy of reading and writing. At Kensico School (Valhalla, NY) on December 7, 2022, Mona Voelkel and Nancy Kincade, assisted by school staff, led a 90-minute event for 30 families They shared their story of collaborating to create Stanley and the Wild Words. Families asked questions, participated in reading and dramatic activities, and created their own picture books. Each family received a copy of Stanley and the Wild Words.
Presentation Brainstorming Sheet