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Due to recent developments related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Plant the Seed to Read, originally scheduled for April 4, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The decision was made by the event’s organizers and was based on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendation on March 10 to cancel large, indoor gatherings. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

14th AnnualPlant the Seed to Read

Youngstown Area Children’s Book Fair

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens
123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, Ohio

Alpha Pig from Super Why!

“Reading is Magical!” Let reading take you to magical places during the 14th annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. PBS Western Reserve, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Bring your camera and come to the PBS Western Reserve booth for a meet-and-greet with Daniel Tiger from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.


Sign language interpreting available. Due to limited space, strollers are not permitted in the Davis Center during the event. Stroller parking available.

Alpha Pig from Super Why!

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Join the fun!

  • Meet-and-Greet with Daniel Tiger
  • Featuring National Author Karen Beaumont
  • Storyteller/Actor Tim Hartman
  • Storyteller Michael Perry
  • Storyteller/Author Nancy K. Wallace
  • Storyteller/Author Jocelyn Dabney
  • Local Storyteller Rick Schilling
  • Magician Gentleman Joe and His Reading Magic Show
  • Science on the Road by Carnegie Science Center
  • Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Booker Bear, Pop-Up Library & Storytellers
  • Crafts, Snacks and More

Driving Directions
From Cleveland/Akron
Ohio Turnpike to exit 218; travel east on I-80 to Youngstown; follow I-680 to Belle Vista Ave. (exit 3B); travel south to Mahoning Ave.; turn left and continue to McKinley Ave.; turn right and follow to Gardens.

From Pittsburgh
Ohio Turnpike to exit 234; I-680 north to Youngstown; exit Glenwood/Mahoning Ave.; at stop sign turn right onto Edwards St; at traffic light turn left onto Mahoning Ave.; travel 1/2 mile to McKinley Ave.; turn left and follow to Gardens.

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