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For Immediate Release
Knoxville’s favorite literary festival will be held on May 30 in World's Fair Park
Knox County Public LibraryMarch 26, 2009 - Knox County Public Library is proud to announce the 5th annual Children’s Festival of Reading will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.

In a fun-filled afternoon, the public is invited to meet and enjoy their favorite authors, illustrators, storytellers, stage productions, a mad scientist, giant inflatables, a hayride and even a petting zoo. Over 12,000 people are expected to join the festivities.

This year, the Library is particularly proud to present Anna Dewdney as the featured picture book author. Dewdney writes the popular Llama Llama series, picked to be part of the official Imagination Library collection. At noon, the red pajama llama parade will be circulating the Park. Attendees are encouraged to don their stylish red PJs for the day. Other highlights include Allan Wolf, Michael Shoulders, Bobby Norfolk, Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, and Roger Day.

The Children’s Festival of Reading is the kickoff celebration for the summer library clubs at the Library. Offering programs for children (both readers and listeners), teens and adults, the Library is committed to helping Knox County stay reading all summer long.

The Festival is made possible through the generous support of Books-A Million, Friends of the Library, ORNL Credit Union, Tennessee Arts Commission, Humanities Tennessee, National Endowment of the Arts, East Tennessee Foundation, Mayfield Dairies, WBIR-TV 10, Comcast, B97.5, and the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Learn more about the Children’s Festival of Reading at www.knoxlib.org or by calling 215-8767.
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