The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required; spaces can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (978)283-0455 x10, or online at Eventbrite. Reservations for the 9:30-12:00 Interactive Storytime events should be made for children only, not the accompanying adults.
Open Book, Open Play
This storytime session, designed for very young children, combines interactive storytime with open-ended play, songs and movement. Two sessions offered: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Picture Book Studio
An imaginative art-making workshop for 5- to 8-year olds inspired by elements of picturebooks. Workshop runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Whole Book Approach
Discover the difference between reading to children and reading with children! The Whole Book Approach, developed by former Eric Carle Museum educator Megan Lambert, is designed to give educators, parents, and caregivers the tools to evaluate the picture book as an art form and to encourage the critical engagement of children during picture book reading experiences. Workshop runs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Reads is a collaborative effort between the Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, TOHP Burnham Public Library and Rockport Public Library to offer a year of free picture book themed workshops for families and adults to encourage community creativity, regional collaboration and family literacy through picture books.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Harbortown Cultural District and the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library.