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Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:00
Claire's Day celebrates reading with stories and crafts
Body: MAUMEE  - The 12th annual Claire's Day takes place Saturday at the Maumee Branch Library.
Claire's Day is Northwest Ohio's largest free family book festival. It is held annually in honor of Claire Lynsey Rubini, who died from a heart condition in 2000, when she was 10 years old.
Claire's Day embraces all of her favorite activities, including telling stories, dancing, making crafts, but most of all, reading.
Here is the schedule:

Author Presentation Station
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sit-A-Spell Corner for you to take a rest to read a good book
10 to 10:30 a.m. Presentation by Author Valiska Gregory
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Celebrity reader Rich Carr, Mayor of the City of Maumee
11 to 11:30 a.m. Presentation by author Elizabeth Raum
11:45 a.m. to noon Surprise celebrity reader from the Toledo Mud Hens
Noon to 12:15 p.m. Surprise celebrity reader
1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Celebrity Reader Romulus Durant, interim superintendent of Toledo Public Schools
2 to 2:30 p.m. Presentation by author Lisa Wheeler
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Surprise celebrity reader
3 to 3:30 p.m. Presentation by author Rhonda Gowler Greene
3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Surprise celebrity reader

C.A.R.E. Awards Tent
9 to 9:30 a.m. Opening ceremony with Mayor Richard Carr, executive director Heather Gallant, founders Brad and Julie Rubini, and the Claire's Day authors and illustrators
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Awards presented to students from Perrysburg, ESC, and Oregon Schools
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Awards presented to students from Maumee city, Anthony Wayne, and Defiance Schools
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Awards presented to students from Toledo Public Schools
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Music by Wilson Lake and the Rock Bass
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Awards presented to students from the Catholic Diocese and Washington Local Schools
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Awards presented to students from Sylvania and Swanton schools, and Bennett Venture, Horizon Science, and Winterfield Venture Academies.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Awards presented to students from Genoa, Northwood, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Springfield, and Maumee Valley Country Day schools

Creation Station
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get creative with crafts inspired by the books of the Claire's Day authors and illustrators.
10 to 11 a.m. Hands-on presentation by author/illustrator Betsy Snyder
11 a.m. to noon Presentation and demonstration by author/illustrator John Manders
2 to 3 p.m. Presentation and demonstration by illustrator Bruce Langton

Teen Tent
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Express yourself with activities inspired by the books of the Claire's Day authors and illustrators.
10 to 11 a.m. Presentation by author/illustrator/manga artist Mark Crilley
2 to 3 p.m. Presentation by author Cinda Williams Chima
3 to 4 p.m. Presentation by author Kristin Nitz

Library Auditorium
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book signings by all 10 Claire's Day Authors and Illustrators
Refreshment sales will be provided by Washington Local Schools culinary arts students.
 

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