Presented by the Public Libraries of York and Durham Region
Join us this summer for four spectacular virtual children's author visits: Gordon Korman! Tracey West! Justin A. Reynolds! Katy Farina! And more!
Check our community calendar for more information and to register for these great events!
Kickstart your summer reading with our first Storytellers event! Join SUPERSTAR authors Gordon Korman and Sayantani DasGupta as they talk about their new books, writing for laughs, and what summer reading means to them.
Want to know how your favourite authors create their stories? Join the amazing creators of Dragon Masters and Layla and the Bots, as they share the secrets to inventing characters and coming up with the stories that keep you reading!
Attention all MILES MORALES fans: this is the blockbuster event for you. Join superstar creators, Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon, as they take you behind-the-scenes of Shock Waves, their action-packed, original graphic novel starring Brooklyn's Spider-Man!
Do you like graphic novels? Then you will LOVE this special event featuring the creators of Bunbun & Bonbob, Mr. Wolf's Class and Babysitters Little Sister! Join them as they explain how they tell their stories through speech bubbles and how they draw these beloved characters.
Get your game on with Superstar Storyteller BINGO. Print off or pick up your BINGO card from your local branch.
Get the first card from your local branch or online here.
New cards will be released at every Superstar Author Event so keep an eye out!
Submit all your completed cards to firstname.lastname@example.org or via curbside pickup to your local branch by August 13, 2021 for a draw to win fabulous prizes! Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line for each card. That's a BINGO! Remember to log your name, email, and all the activities you completed so we know how to contact you if you win.
Calling all artists! That means you. Our Superstar Storytellers are coming to visit soon, and we want to welcome them with tons of art from you! We want you to send in your drawings, paintings, sculptures, chalk art, or comics in celebration of our visiting authors. Not quite finished their books? No problem! Here are some prompts to get you going.
Let's see your best Spider-Man comic for Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon!
Can you draw a blobfish? How about an axolotl or shark? Jess Keating would love to see them!
Can you build a robot out of Lego? Vicky Fang adores her Friendbots!
Paint yourself riding a dragon! Tracey West is the dragon expert
Sayantani DasGupta's characters fight monsters in alternate dimensions. How would you look as a mythical superhero?
Do you love the Babysitters Club? Katy Farina wants to see you as an awesome babysitter!
Draw you and your friends as animals for Aron Nels Steinke!
Submit your artwork for our July authors to Ariana at email@example.com by Friday, July 2nd for the chance to have your artwork featured in our Superstar Storytellers preshow! Our July Superstar Storytellers are Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta, Tracey West and Vicky Fang.
Submit your artwork for our August authors to Ariana at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 2nd for the chance to have your artwork featured in our Superstar Storytellers preshow! Our August Superstar Storytellers are Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon, Jess Keating, Katy Farina, and Aron Nels Steinke.