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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

15th Annual Families Reading Together

Each year one picture book is chosen for all preschool through first grade children to read with their families. This year’s book is Lola Plants a Garden written by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. Celebrate this special book throughout the month of November!

Reading together is the single most important way to help young children get ready to read. It helps children develop an interest in reading, as well as increases their vocabulary and general knowledge. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to want to read on their own.

Join Us for the Kickoff Event

Sat, Nov 03, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are hosting a special event with our friends at the Morikami. Discover Japanese culture at this Palm Beach County gem. Children presenting a valid library card from any library in Palm Beach County will receive free admission along with one accompanying adult. There will be activities and fun for all. Don’t miss it!

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Free Activities:

  • Pumpkin Patty Show
  • Meet Dewey the Owl
  • Bookmobile
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Crafts
  • Great Book Giveaway (while supplies last)

Ballet by the Book

Ballet Palm Beach will perform an original ballet inspired by the Families Reading Together book, "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Suzy Hammer Presents Pumpkin Patty

Suzy Hammer sitting around pumpkins.

Celebrate Families Reading Together and good nutrition with Pumpkin Patty. This charming show is filled with fall tales, magic, comedy, and lots of pumpkins! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Special Branch Events

Families Reading Together

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/20

Families Reading Together: "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn 

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 6:00 pm

This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.) 

11/13
11/27

Families Reading Together Pajama Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 6:30 pm

Wear your pajamas and listen to "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn. We will feast on more yummy books, music and crafts as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Wear your pajamas and listen to "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn. We will feast on more yummy books, music and crafts as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/27