Edgecliff Alumna Partners with Public Library to Present "Books Alive! for Kids" Starting June 16

June 12, 2012

Again this summer, The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is partnering with Learning Through Art, Inc. on a series of 10 performances at select Library locations.

The award-winning Books Alive! For Kids interactive program combines sight, sound and touch by presenting a book, engaging children in a performance and providing a hands-on, “make-it-and-take-it” craft. The Books Alive! For Kids Summer Library Tour 2012 features “What A Wonderful World” by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele and illustrated by Ashley Bryan.

In conjunction with the “What Children Believe” international art exhibition to be hosted in the Main Library Atrium this summer, families will be encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program, Reading Rocks!

Learning Through Art, Inc. is celebrating its 20th year of building culture and community through art. The organization will host a year-long celebration, which kicks off with a series of summer events centered on arts, cultural and literacy education.

“This anniversary is such an exciting milestone that we wanted to share it with the community by highlighting the best of our 20-year history,” said Kathy Wade, CEO of Learning Through Art. She co-founded the nonprofit with her late husband, Dan Jenkins.

“We’re bringing together some of the region’s most engaging arts experiences through a series of events designed not just to share art with the community, but invite them to engage and experience our mosaic beauty through the arts offered right here in our region,” said Wade.

INFORMATION: www.CincinnatiLibrary.org