Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges-Hall Reading Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 18  •  10AM-3PM

MUSEUM COURTYARD
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

For the fourth year, the museum is proud to partner with civil rights icon Ruby Bridges-Hall to present the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival.

Children pre-K through elementary school can not only receive free books at the festival, but can also enjoy storytelling and entertainment. Educators, with their valid school ID, can also get free books for their classroom. The event will feature fun activities including face painting, balloon animals, dance and musical performances and food trucks. Other activities ibnclude:

  • Hear read-alouds and music
  • See a puppet show with Les Passees Kids on the Block
  • Sing and play an instrument with Sue Schnitzer, the Singing Librarian
  • Meet jam skaters from V-Style skate crew and learn about jam skating
  • Meet authors of books about social justice and activism
  • Get new books for your home library!
  • Create a Community Painting of Ruby Bridges with AlivePaint
  • Make a Book of Your BIG Words
  • Create Chalk Art

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