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Literacy Festival a Little More than a Week Away

By TB Reporter

The free event will be next to the James Weldon Johnson Community Library.

ST. PETERSBURG — The Sixth Annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival will be held Saturday, March 51 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the park directly behind the Johnson Community Library and Enoch Davis Center at 1059 18th Ave. S St. Petersburg.

The festival will feature entertainment, a puppet show, bounce-house, face painting, free books for children and a Walk for Reading. Local authors, craft vendors, area businesses and philanthropic organizations will be represented. The Friend’s annual Community Service Award winner will also be announced.

Admission is free. Vendors will offer food, crafts and items for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Library.

Presented by the St. Petersburg Library System and co-sponsored by the Friends of the James Weldon Johnson Community Library, the festival celebrates the life of James Weldon Johnson, the revered educator, poet and civil rights activist for whom the library is named, and promotes the importance of literacy in the African American community.

For more information, please contact library coordinator Betsy Alberts at (727) 893-7113 or elizabeth.alberts@stpete.org.

The St. Petersburg Library System offers this program as a part of its Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Education, Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

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Literacy Festival a Little More than a Week Away
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