Children's Book Week


Joan Y. Leopold Children's Book Week Celebration

Saturday is swimming dayNovember 5 – November 11, 2018

Join The Library in celebrating Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week!

Award winning author and illustrator Hyewon Yum will present about writing and illustrating books for children. Each family in attendance will receive a free copy of her newest book, Saturday is Swimming Day, which she will be available to sign.

In addition, all week long, look for displays and activity stations in The Library, and enjoy themed stories during our regularly scheduled storytimes.







Full Programs: 

Hyewon Yum will present four events over three days. Join The Library at these Children’s Book Week events:


Friday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elizabethville Area Library

(Register now)


Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the William H. and Marion C. Alexander Family Library

(Register now)


Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kline Library

(Register now)


Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the East Shore Area Library

(Register now)


Craft activities will be led by library staff after each presentation.

Sign in and seating will begin a half hour before the events at each location.





About Hyewon Yum


Hyewon Yum

Hyewon Yum is the author and illustrator of Saturday is Swimming Day, Puddle, The Twins' Little Sister, Last Night (a Fiction Honorable Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi award and Winner of the Golden Kite Award), There are No Scary Wolves (Winner of Society of illustrators' Founder's Award), The Twins' Blanket (a Junior Library Guild selection), and Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator award and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year.
She was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York.