The 13th annual Young Readers’ StoryFest took place on Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m, at Ventura Unified School District’s Education Service Center, located at 255 W. Stanley Avenue. This free event featured story-telling, book giveaways and plenty of fun celebrating the joy of reading with activities for the whole family, food, the Ventura High marching band and activities to be enjoyed by all attending.
The beautiful weather (the winds stopped) found community leaders reading books throughout the day in each of six story tents presenting different selections at each booth including “Science & The Environment, The Arts and Pets&Animals. The kids attending were also invited to read at the booths.
Every child who visited the event received a free book and books could be purchased by buying one and getting two. Children and families were also to sign-up for library cards at the event by presenting a photo identification plus proof of resident address at the library booth.
The Ventura Breeze was there and regarding the event Kay Giles,Ventura Education Partnership stated to all who attended “ Thank you so much for participating in the 13th annual StoryFest! We had a wonderful day and beautiful weather, such a relief after the wind on Thursday and Friday. We appreciate your time and energy, hosting a booth and offering activities for children attending the event.”