“Stories, Song and Dance,”co hosted by Parkdale Project Read on Saturday December 15th was a huge success. Despite the inclement weather, just over 70 people turned out and received over 100 free children’s books, which consisted of an assortment of multicultural stories and dictionaries to take home.
A big thank you goes out to Dr. Rita Cox, former head librarian of Parkdale Branch Library (1974 to 1995!), and Cheryl Thornton, creator of “Creativity for Life,”an interactive storytelling program (see pictures above). Cheryl and Rita dazzled families with their theatrical, multicultural storytelling. Children were invited to participate in the stories, as they sang along with musical instruments and put on fun costumes!
During the event, families were able to choose from a variety of delicious Tibetan and Jamaican cuisine, and thanks to my staff, children had their faces painted and did arts and crafts. At the end of the event, I was honoured to presented gifts to both Cheryl Thornton and Dr. Rita Cox for their wonderful support and storytelling magic.
I look forward to doing this again next year!