News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

1/14/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 01/14/08
Subject :

Folk Tales to Tall Tales
Children’s Library Storytelling Festival is Back!
Contact : Melinda Wing, Supervising Librarian    650-329-2436
    melinda.wing@cityofpaloalto.org
Palo Alto, CA – From folk tales to tall tales, from long ago to just last week -- stories are funny, poignant, and mysterious.  Now that the newly-renovated Palo Alto Children’s Library has reopened, the Annual Storytelling Festival is back.

For more than 20 years, Bay Area families have been dropping in to the Children’s Library to hear stories from great Bay Area storytellers. "We live in a visual, fast paced society. With all the technology in our busy lives, we also want children to find the joy and pleasure of listening to stories and using their imaginations," says Melinda Wing, Supervising Librarian for Children’s Library. Storytelling is an honored tradition at Children’s Library and this Festival preserves this earliest form of entertainment.

The Library is excited to bring back the Annual Storytelling Festival with sixteen storytellers. Come join us for the entire day or stay for a few stories. Explore our beautiful building, and learn about the other programs and services we provide.
• Date: Sunday, January 27, 2008
• Time: 1-5 p.m.
• Location: Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street, Palo Alto
• Ages: For all ages, but recommended for ages 4 and up.

For more information, see the Library web site at www.cityofpaloalto.org/library or contact the Children’s Library at 650-329-2436.



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