Headline: Pup and her author to highlight Children's Book Week celebration

Release date: 2011-10-25

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Johanna Kerby, award winning author of Little Pink Pup, and her dog Tink will make three library appearances as the highlight of The Library’s sixth annual Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week Celebration. Kerby and Tink will appear at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 12 at the Elizabethville Area Library. On Sunday, November 13 this unlikely team will appear at the East Shore Area Library, at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The 2:00 pm program at East Shore is full, register at dcls.org soon for the 12:00 pm program on November 13. During these programs children will discover the joy of reading and will get to know the author and one of the stars of the book, her dachshund Tink. The programs, for children of all ages, will provide an early learning experience that includes music, movement, art, stories and more—with activity ideas to share at home so children can continue the learning experience after the program has ended. Space is limited at these programs and registration is required. Visit dcls.org or call your local DCLS library to register. While supplies last, each family that registers and attends will receive a copy of the book, Little Pink Pup. Kerby will sign her books following all three appearances.

Little Pink Pup was selected to the Junior Library Guild in 2010 and won the 2011 Children's Choice Book Award for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Author Johanna Kerby lives in the beautiful state of West Virginia. She is married and has four children. They live on a farm and have raised pigs, dogs, horses and goats. Kerby’s journey as an author began after her miniature dachshund, Tink, raised a premature piglet that they named Pink along with a few other foster puppies. Tink’s love and kindness inspired Johanna to share her story. She wanted to get the message across to children that it is o.k. to be different from the rest of your family.

Registration is required for these free program sponsored by Dauphin County Library System. Registration is required. To register and for more information visit dcls.org or call Jeff Swope at 566-0949 extension 218.

This Children’s Book Week Celebration is made possible by the Joan Y. Leopold Endowment Fund. Joan Y. Leopold, a life-long resident of Dauphin County, served as a board member of the Dauphin County Library System for more than 20 years. A tireless advocate for both child and adult literacy, her belief that reading opens a world of education and imagination lives on in her family, students and all those she touched through her efforts.


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