Booked for an evening – Good reads for good kids November 7


Now that the experts have confirmed that TV harms kids (!) the fallback for some parents, grandparents and caregivers just may be as old fashioned as books! Catch up on the latest with a panel of experts, children’s librarians who live and breathe children’s literature. Check out Booked for the Evening, an evening of children’s literature at the Red Balloon, is now celebrating its tenth year as a venerable tradition for those who want to learn what’s new and special and irresistible to young readers and their reading partners.

Sponsors of this unique collaboration include the Red Balloon, MELSA, the regional public library system, and the Library and Information Science program at St. Catherine University. The books are from the Red Balloon and the panelists are graduates of the Master’s program at St. Catherine University.

The tenth annual Booked for the Evening is Monday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. at the Red Balloon, 891 Grand Avenue (Grand and Milton) in St. Paul. Cost is $13 – checks payable to St. Catherine University. Mail to Alumnae Relations, SCU, Mail F-33, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul 55105.

This is just one of scores of programs related to children’s literature – writers, illustrators, publishers and more – sponsored by the Red Balloon and other area bookstores. Take some time to peruse the magnificent array of books for young readers – you’ll be amazed at the treasures. If you haven’t read with a child recently you may want to revisit the delight. A good read with a good kid can brighten the longest and coldest winter evening!