PARSIPPANY — The Friends of the Parsippany Library and Woman’s Club of Parsippany are joining forces on Saturday, September 22 to raise funds for the Parsippany Library. The downstairs of the Parsippany Main Library at 449 Halsey Road will be transformed into a children’s book lover’s paradise, with a continental breakfast served by storybook characters, a children’s book sale, raffle for book-themed prizes, and a special storytime and craft by author Tara Lazar.
Thanks to the donation of Children’s Day decorations by Mount Tabor residents, attendees will be able to interact with replicas of the Magic School Bus, Goodnight Moon, Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more during the event.
Volunteers dressed as characters including the Man in the Yellow Hat, Miss Frizzle, Pete the Cat, and Pinkalicious will help serve the continental breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Donations from Udi’s, Lifeway Kefir, Cream-o-Land Dairy and Starbucks will be among the offerings and options will be available for individuals with food allergies.
New Jersey resident Tara Lazar is the featured author and will read one of her humorous picture books to the audience. Her work is highly regarded by children, whose votes earned her most recent book, 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story, the 2018 Irma S. & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. She is also a recipient of the SCBWI Crystal Kite and co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature One-on-One Plus Conference. Tara will also conduct a craft with attendees and speak about a day in the life of an author.
This event is made possible by sponsorships from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Wegmans, and Springboard Therapy. Applebee’s was the first sponsor to sign on and Wegmans is a returning sponsor, having previously supported an anniversary gala and Bollywood Night event that benefited the library. Springboard Therapy rounds out the sponsorships and reflects the event’s focus on children. Springboard Therapy was created with a vision to provide a safe, fun and respectful environment where children who struggle with a variety of developmental and sensory processing difficulties can thrive and build skills, confidence and a positive sense of self.
Not able to make the event but still want to support? Donate a “donut” by making a donation of $5.00 per donut on the registration page and your donut will be displayed at the Main Library. If you would like to have your name written on your donut, simply enter in the comment area during checkout. Donuts may also be purchased at the Main Library.
Registration is required for this event by clicking here.
To learn more about how you can contribute to the growth of Parsippany’s libraries and community, visit the Friends of the Parsippany Library website by clicking here and the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills by clicking here.