Fairy Tale Festival Expands, Adds Superheroes

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Adding a new twist to a popular event, Harford
County Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Fairy Tale and Superhero
Festival January 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bel Air Library.

The event includes celebrity story time
throughout the day plus activities for all ages including crafts, technology
interactives in the StreamWorks studio and many other STREAM activities.
Participants are welcome to dress as their favorite fairy tale or superhero
character or every day superhero.

Local community leaders will share their
favorite children’s picture books starting at 9:15 a.m. Celebrity readers
include Senator J.B. Jennings (9:15 a.m.); Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler
(9:45 a.m.); Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (10:15 a.m.); APG Senior Mission Commander Major General
Randy S. Taylor (10:45 a.m.); Bel Air Mayor Susan Burdette
(11:15 a.m.); Harford County Public Library Foundation President Mark
DiBerardino (11:45 a.m.); Circuit Court Judge Diane Adkins-Tobin (12:15 p.m.);
District Court Judge Susan Hazlett (12:45 p.m.); Harford County Chamber of
Commerce President/CEO Angela Rose (1:15 p.m.); Superintendent of Harford
County Public Schools Dr. Sean Bulson (1:45 p.m.); Bel Air Town Administrator
Jesse Bane (2:15 p.m.); Harford County Director of Administration Billy
Boniface (2:45 p.m.); Harford Community College Dean for Arts and Humanities
Todd Abramovitz (3:15 p.m.); Delegate Kathy Szeliga (3:45 p.m.); Harford County
Public Library CEO Mary Hastler (4:15 p.m.); and Delegate Susan McComas (4:45
p.m.).

Various fairy-tale- and superhero-themed
activities for children take place throughout the day, including a “Parade
of Princes, Princesses and Superheroes” (9:30 a.m.); a preschool STREAM
challenge with the “Three Little Pigs” (10 a.m.); a superhero
obstacle course (11 a.m.); the opportunity to build a fairy tale castle or
superhero headquarters (1 p.m.); a preschool STREAM challenge focusing on
“Three Billy Goats Gruff” (3 p.m.); Quiver augmented reality coloring
pages (3:30 p.m.) and making a superhero boomerang (4 p.m.). A children’s dance
party takes place at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“We are so excited to add superheroes to
our Fairy Tale Festival. The daylong celebration offers activities for children
of all ages including STREAM activities, crafts, a dance party and more,”
said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “We are
particularly pleased that so many of our community’s leaders will join us for
celebrity story time, one of our most popular offerings. The Fairy Tale and
Superhero Festival is a great way to start the new year.”

For more information about the Fairy Tale and Superhero Festival, visit HCPLonline.org.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal.  It is also the recipient of a 2018 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award. For more information, visit HCPLonline.org.

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