Harford County Public Library Holds 6th Annual Fairy Tale & Superhero Festival at the Abingdon Library


Daylong celebration on January 12 features guest readers, crafts, STEM activities, parade, dance parties, parachute play and more

Harford County Public Library’s 6th Annual Fairy Tale & Superhero Festival takes place Friday, January 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road in Abingdon.

Participants are invited to come dressed as their favorite fairy tale or superhero character or as an everyday superhero.

“The Fairy Tale & Superhero Festival is one of the Library’s most eagerly anticipated events each year,” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “We offer so many different activities for children of all ages. It’s a day to celebrate our favorite stories, with books, crafts, STEM activities, a parade, scavenger hunt, dance party and more. A beloved tradition is when guest readers share their favorite children’s books. It truly is a day for everyone.”

All-day activities include Magic Mirror, Scavenger Hunt, Lego Fairy Tale, Coloring Sheets, Superhero Matching, Gem Poll Vote, Sticker Poll, crafts (bookmark decorating, ninja crafts, superhero masks, Castle in the Sky, Rapunzel’s Braid Bracelets, unicorn craft) and special STEM activities (Humpty Dumpty, 3 Little Pigs, Bean Stalks). 

Other festival events include a Fairy Tale and Superhero Parade, dance parties, parachute play, superhero bowling and superhero training course. Guest readers for story time throughout the day include Harford County government leaders, community leaders, APG personnel and more.

For more information about the festival, visit HCPLonline.org.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County offering access to ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. Last year the Library interacted with its residents more than 12 million times – borrowing free materials, visiting branches and the website, using free WiFi, and attending classes and events. In 2023 Harford County Public Library received Graphic Design USA’s American Inhouse Design Award™ for graphic excellence, the third time in five years. For more information, visit HCPLonline.org.

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