Mark your calendars for these special events coming soon to blue manatee!  Spread the word and bring the whole herd!

Explorer Extravaganza!

Tue. October 13th @ 4:00-5:00

Tis the season of exploration!  If you could explore any single place in the universe, where would you go?  How would you get there?  What would you find?  Get your creative juices flowing for our Explorer Extravaganza!  We'll read stories about exploration in Antarctica's waters, the moon, and land from different time periods.  We will follow up our story time with a building session using everyday items (think cardboard, styrofoam, paper towel rolls, etc.) to create either our mode of exploratory travel or maybe what we find when we get to wherever we may go.  It's up to you!  

- A free story and craft event.

- Best for ages 5-9.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Count Your Buttons Day!

Wed. October 21st @ 4:00-5:00

It's Count Your Button Day!!  Buttons, buttons, everywhere!  Join us as we read stories about different types of buttons - those that are used as clothing accessories and those that we find on things to activate something else. Our stories are sweet and our craft is even sweeter!  This event is sure to be a "fastener" to lots of smiles.  

- $2.00

- Best for ages 4-8.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.


Read for the Record!

Thu. October 22nd @ 4:00-4:30

Join us for the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign generating public support for high-quality early learning and focuses on the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. On October 22, 2015 children and adults worldwide will take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience.

Each year, Jumpstart chooses one book for Read for the Record. This year’s book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, is a light-hearted story about a child who makes a new friend in a completely unexpected place.  This story is sure to brighten the afternoon for children and adults of all ages.  Come help us support Jumpstart in breaking the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

- FREE story time event for all ages

Boo Manatee! (National Candy Corn Day)

Fri. October 30th @ 4:00-5:00

Boo to you!  We are celebrating this time of year with a Boo Manatee themed event!  Come dressed in a costume (if you'd like) and listen to some not-so-scary stories and take part in a small scavenger hunt around the store. We will pair up in teams of two to find the clues that will take us to the next, and the next and the next.  Since it is National Candy Corn Day, we will finish up with a sample of the tasty treat!  Boo!

- $2.00

- Best for ages 5-7.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Share Our Hearts of Reading Event!

Mon. November 2nd @ 4:00-5:00

Help us kick off this week celebrating literature and the joy of reading!  Who is your favorite author?  What's your all-time favorite book?  Share with us today and all week long by adding a heart to our Book Lovers Display!  Today we will read our staff favorites and play a fun game of Title Tag outside (bundle up if it's chilly!).  We will wrap up our time together by enjoying a tasty treat and a warm cup of hot cocoa.  <3

- $2.00

- Best for ages 4-9.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Calling All Young Readers!

Wed. November 11th @ 2:00-3:00

It's National Young Readers Week! How should we celebrate, you ask? Come on in at 2:00 today to find out! Hint: we'll be reading some of the silliest & hottest books on our shelves right now and laughing until the cows come home! Let's add to the fun by making some "goo" (or "oobleck" or "blurf") to play with and take home!

- $2.00

- Best for ages 4-9.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Pay the Beauty Forward

Sun. November 15th @ All day/every day until 11.21.15

It's "Beautiful Day" on Friday, November 20, 2015!  We thought it would be a nice flow to share some beautiful thoughts with our beautiful Manatee family each day this week.  When you visit the store, be sure to pick a beautiful thought from the mug by the register and carry it with you.  Share it with your friends and loved ones to further the flow of beautiful thoughts.  We appreciate all of you and wanted to let you know!

'Tis the Season for Family!

Mon. November 23rd @ 11:00-12:00

It's National Family Week!  What does family mean to you?  Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Let's honor this special time of year and our loved ones by reading some beautiful books about family and build what our families look like using play clay! We'll end our time together enjoying a delicious treat that's perfect for the season!

- $2.00

- Best for ages 2-5.

- Call 513.731.2665 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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