Celebrate Children’s Book Week with The First Presbyterian Church in Springfield

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest running national literacy initiative in the country. In celebration, First Presbyterian Church is hosting events over the week starting on April 30th.

Young readers from our community are welcome to attend any or all our planned events.


April 30, 2017 – May 7, 2017


First Presbyterian Church
1710 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown PA, 19031


All week there will be a Book Drive. Drop off your new or gently used children’s books at the church in designated bins. Benefits Cradles to Crayons and One House at a Time.

Illustrator Presentation (Ages: 5-10)
Sunday, April 30th
Taylor Hall
Enjoy a presentation by Rebecca McKillip Thornburgh and then build your own book.

Focus on Literacy Open House and Tail Waggin’ Tutors (Ages: 7-10)
Monday, May 1st
Church Nursery & Room 101 & Welcome Area
Enjoy story time with Amy Ambler from The Free Library of Springfield and make bookmarks. Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be on site for a select group of children to practice their reading skills.

Bilingual Reading (Ages: 2-4)
Wednesday & Thursday, May 3rd and 4th
Church Nursery
Join the Springfield Play Group and listen to a bi-lingual reading by Morning Circle Media followed by a fun activity.

Book to Movie Night (Ages: 7-11)
Friday, May 5th
William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA
Listen to excerpts from Kipling’s The Jungle Book and then watch the movie. Popcorn provided. Co-Sponsored with the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

PJs, Breakfast, and Books (Ages: 2-6)
Saturday, May 6th
Taylor Hall
Come out in your PJs and listen to several good books while enjoying donuts and juice.

Little Free Library Dedication, Celebration Reception and Reading (Ages: All)
Sunday, May 7th
Church Playground/Taylor Hall
Participate in the dedication of our own free library that provides free children’s books and enjoy a short talk on literacy by Amy Ambler. Then come back to the church for a “Celebration of Literacy” reception and a reading of The Giving Tree.