7th Annual 2008 Claires Day

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 by: Rhonda Sewell | Category: Events

Come and join the fun and mark your calendars now for the 7th Annual 2008 Claire’s Day celebration scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., in Maumee.

Claire’s Day is a family community book festival created in honor and memory of a local child named Claire Lynsey Rubini (1990-2000), who loved reading and telling stories. Claire is an acronym for a Celebration of Life, Authors, Illustrators and Reading Excellence.

During the daylong celebration, visiting authors and illustrators will give 50-minute entertaining and educational presentations in the Maumee Branch auditorium.
Scheduled 2008 Claire’s Day authors and illustrators include:
Denise Brennan Nelson
Wil Clay
Kelly DiPucchio
Helen Frost
Sara Holbrook
Johnathan Rand
Robbyn Smith-van Frankenhuyzen
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Will Weaver

The lectures often include slide shows, drawing demonstrations, and audience participation. An onsite bookstore is available to purchase books. Storytellers, entertainment, hands-on activities and food and refreshment will take place outside of the Maumee Branch in tented areas. A book-signing tent will be on hand for the authors and illustrators.

2008 Claire’s Day Schedule of Events:
9:30 a.m.-10:00 Opening Ceremony - Auditorium?
10:00-10:30 Will Weaver - Auditorium?
10:30-11:30 Will Weaver Book Signing /Book Tent?
10:30-11:00 Denise Brennan Nelson Reading/Book Tent?
11:00-11:30 Denise Brennan Nelson - Auditorium?
11:30-12:30 Denise Brennan Nelson Signing/Book Tent?
11:30 Robbyn and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen Reading/ Book Tent?
12:00 p.m.-12:30 Robbyn and Gijsbert - Auditorium?
12:30-1:30 Robbyn and Gijsbert Signing/ Book Tent?
12:30 Helen Frost Reading/Book Tent?
1:00-1:30 Helen Frost - Auditorium?
1:30-2:30 Helen Frost Signing/Book Tent?
2:00-2:45 Johnathan Rand - Auditorium?
2:50-4:00 Johnathan Rand Signing/ Book Tent?
2:00-2:30 Kelly DiPucchio Reading/Book Tent
3:00-3:30 Kelly DiPucchio - Auditorium?
3:30-4:30 Kelly DiPucchio Signing/Book Tent ??
C.A.R.E. Awards Tent Schedule:??The C.A.R.E. Awards (Claire's Awards for Reading Excellence) were established by local couple Julie and Brad Rubini, in honor of their daughter, Claire.
?To honor her memory, the C.A.R.E Awards were developed through the Claire's Day Inc. committee to recognize students who demonstrate marked improvement in their reading skills. The awards are given to students at the annual Claire's Day celebration.

11:00 a.m.-11:30 Storyteller performs?
11:30-12:30 Sara Holbrook?
12:30 p.m.-1:30 Sara Holbrook Signing /Book Tent?
12:30 C.A.R.E. Awards?
1:30-2:30 Wil Clay?
2:30-3:30 Wil Clay Signing /Book Tent?
2:30 C.A.R.E. Awards?
3:30 Storyteller performs?
Claire’s Day Sponsors: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library; Barnes & Noble Booksellers; Toledo Children’s Hospital; Signature Bank, N.A.; The Image Group; The Andersons; Hylant Group; Savage & Associates; Toledo Spring Service; Glass City Federal Credit Union; The Mirror Newspapers; Toledo Free Press, and WGTE Public Broadcasting.

Press Release Contact Name: Rhonda Sewell
Press Release Contact Email: rsewell@toldeolibrary.org
Press Release Contact Phone: 419.259.5381
Organization Name: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Website or Link: www.toledolibrary.org
Organization Address: Toledo, OH