Today! storybook tiaras art activity for all at Cape Ann Reads closing celebration Rockport Public Library Leap Year 2020 11am

Cape Ann Reads Once Upon a Contest closing reception, special Leap Year event at Rockport Public Library 11am-1pm. The exhibit is up today (library open 10-5) and tomorrow (1-5). Lots of fun coloring sheets and seek & find I spy games, plus storyband headbands (aka storybook tiraras for Leap Year!) art activity for all by … Continue reading Today! storybook tiaras art activity for all at Cape Ann Reads closing celebration Rockport Public Library Leap Year 2020 11am

Betty Allenbrook Wiberg is the Cape Ann Reads Invited Artist #RockportMA | Pine needles, foam, playhouses and gnomes – custom toys, miniatures and games spanning 1969-2019

Presented by the four libraries of Cape Ann, the group exhibit, Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads, featuring original children’s picture books, is on display at the Rockport Public Library until February 29, 2020. Rockport is the 5th and final stop and hosting a reception on February 29th at 11am. At each … Continue reading Betty Allenbrook Wiberg is the Cape Ann Reads Invited Artist #RockportMA | Pine needles, foam, playhouses and gnomes – custom toys, miniatures and games spanning 1969-2019

Tomorrow night! Invited Artist Claire Wyzenbeek kicks off September reception Cape Ann Reads Sawyer Free Library

RECEPTION Please join us for the September artists and writers Cape Ann Reads reception 6-8pm September 19th, 2019 on the main floor at Sawyer Free Library. The event will feature Claire Wyzenbeek, the Invited Artist for the Gloucester venue. Wyzenbeek will kick off the opening with a brief overview of her work, especially the beautiful … Continue reading Tomorrow night! Invited Artist Claire Wyzenbeek kicks off September reception Cape Ann Reads Sawyer Free Library

Hazel the dog sang with gusto at Cape Ann Reads library storytime! She inspired Mary Rhinelander’s charming picture book Why Does My Dog…?

    Sawyer Free Library Children’s Services presented a fun family program featuring Mary Rhinelander for a weekly storytime with Christy.  Rhinelander read from her smart and funny new picture book, ‘Why does my dog…?” inspired by her lovable pet, Hazel, and fast facts about dogs. To everyone’s delight, her dog made an appearance and … Continue reading Hazel the dog sang with gusto at Cape Ann Reads library storytime! She inspired Mary Rhinelander’s charming picture book Why Does My Dog…?

From Manchester Historical Museum | Once Upon a Contest Cape Ann reads opens April 6th!

Following the exhibit Cape Ann Through Artists’ Eyes- Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads is coming to Manchester! April 6 – April 26, 2019 Public Reception: April 6, 3-5PM Unveiling temporary public art component by Leslie Galacar: April 6 Special Program: Seaside Saturday (see flyer below) featuring Juni Van Dyke April 13, … Continue reading From Manchester Historical Museum | Once Upon a Contest Cape Ann reads opens April 6th!

Cape Ann Museum launches travel exhibit: Once Upon a Contest – Selections from Cape Ann Reads children’s picture books!

Discover a world of new, original picture books through art! Courtney Richardson shares Cape Ann Museum’s news for the Once Upon a Contest group exhibition  opening next week: Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads A special exhibition celebrating local children’s book authors and illustrators  GLOUCESTER, Mass. (December 14, 2018) – The Cape Ann … Continue reading Cape Ann Museum launches travel exhibit: Once Upon a Contest – Selections from Cape Ann Reads children’s picture books!

Cape Ann Reads 2018 inaugural celebration of children’s picture books by local artists and writers

The Cape Ann Reads inaugural reception celebrating original children’s picture books by local artists and writers was held at City Hall in Gloucester, Massachusetts, January 27, 2018. Linda Bosselman of Sawyer Free Library was the official photographer for the packed event and she captured all its positive energy and people. An upcoming group exhibition featuring these … Continue reading Cape Ann Reads 2018 inaugural celebration of children’s picture books by local artists and writers

HUGE SHOUT OUT TO CATHERINE RYAN, CAPE ANN READS ORGANIZER AND DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE!

There are so many to thank for the tremendous success of the Cape Ann Reads Book Fair and Celebration, but one huge extra special shout out goes to Catherine Ryan for all that she did to make the day sing. Thank you Catherine ❤ ❤ ❤   Unfortunately I didn’t take very many photos today, … Continue reading HUGE SHOUT OUT TO CATHERINE RYAN, CAPE ANN READS ORGANIZER AND DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE!

SUPER FUN KID ACTIVITIES AT CAPE ANN READS TODAY AT CITY HALL!

From noon to four this afternoon City Hall will be abuzz with a special celebration exhibiting the work of Cape Ann children’s book authors and illustrators. Each author has a table with their projects. Come meet and talk to the authors about their original stories. The illustrators have created art coloring sheets taken from the … Continue reading SUPER FUN KID ACTIVITIES AT CAPE ANN READS TODAY AT CITY HALL!

Gail McCarthy highlights Cape Ann Reads and Cape Ann Art Haven in Gloucester Daily Times

in the news- Gail McCarthy highlights two family fun events in today’s Gloucester Daily Times Friday – The annual Cape Ann Art Haven buoy auction is tomorrow night at Cruiseport! Saturday – The upcoming Cape Ann Reads celebration at Gloucester City Hall is Saturday January 27 from noon to four. Gail’s article includes interviews with … Continue reading Gail McCarthy highlights Cape Ann Reads and Cape Ann Art Haven in Gloucester Daily Times

COUNTDOWN TO CAPE ANN READS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR AND CELEBRATION!!

CAPE ANN READS BOOK FAIR is happening Saturday! Don’t miss this wonderful celebration, the first of what is hoped to be a recurring fair. Cape Ann’s four library directors and Mayor Sefatia are planning a fantastic reception for the attendees, authors, and artists in what promises to be a super fun and unique new event. … Continue reading COUNTDOWN TO CAPE ANN READS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR AND CELEBRATION!!

Gloucester Daily Times update on Cape Ann Reads

Look for special group exhibits and readings to be announced later in 2018- “Cape Ann Reads to Hit the Road” by Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times This month: come to Gloucester’s City Hall on January 27 for a Cape Ann Reads celebration. Explore early drafts & drawings as well as published children’s picture art and books–all … Continue reading Gloucester Daily Times update on Cape Ann Reads

Cape Ann Reads Children’s Picture Book Celebration reception and fair

Calling all children’s picture book fans! The four Cape Ann library directors and Mayor Romeo Theken hope you’ll join us for a very special Cape Ann Reads reception at Gloucester’s City Hall on Saturday January 27, 2018, to honor the scores of writers and artists that participated in the Cape Ann Reads contest. The party and … Continue reading Cape Ann Reads Children’s Picture Book Celebration reception and fair

Gail McCarthy at Sawyer Free to cover Cape Ann Reads picture book contest results !

Scenes from the Cape Ann Reads live reveal in the Byers Davidson Room of the Saunders House at Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library. This March Madness snapshot just about sums up the feeling! That’s Kate Bibeau, Programs Coordinator at the Cape Ann Museum, and Liza Browning, Museum Educator at the Cape Ann Museum, jumping … Continue reading Gail McCarthy at Sawyer Free to cover Cape Ann Reads picture book contest results !

Live: Beauport Hotel hosts Cape Ann Reads jury selection panel

How cool is that? Thank you Beauport Hotel for this community support. What a gorgeous venue and fitting locale for this work! Cape Ann Reads is led by the 4 public libraries of Cape Ann. Deliberations for the first ever Cape Ann Creates for Cape Ann Reads Picture Book Contest are in process and underway! … Continue reading Live: Beauport Hotel hosts Cape Ann Reads jury selection panel

The 4 Cape Ann public libraries announce the Cape Ann Reads jury panel

See the 2016 Cape Ann Reads selection panel   After a year of monthly programming by the libraries and community partners, the Cape Ann Reads original picture book contest is in full swing and has moved into the jury processing stage. The contest is hosted by the 4 public libraries of Cape Ann. They will publish the first … Continue reading The 4 Cape Ann public libraries announce the Cape Ann Reads jury panel