StoryFest well attended in spite of the high temperature

Publisher Sheldon was one of the readers to the kids

On Saturday, October 10 the ninth annual StoryFest was held in the beautiful park area at Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center located on Stanley Ave. This free event featured story-telling, book giveaways, musical activities, Truckfest (an opportunity for children to get up close and touch trucks and a fire engine and blow horns), and plenty of fun.

Local “celebrity” readers and children’s entertainment were all showcased in this Ventura Neighborhood for Learning (VNfL) program where young children are invited to fill their StoryFest passports by visiting six story tents and booths featuring interactive art, music, science, and physical activities. Those attending  heard community celebrities read books throughout the day in each of the tents some of the tents were “pets&animals, art&music and families&home.”Every child who visited all of  the story tents received  a free book.  And 2 for one books were on sale all day.

Ventura Breeze publisher Sheldon was one of the “celebrity” readers and was aided by Jasmine Casey, from Tri-County GLAD who signed for the kids and then taught them some signing.

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