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Attention Kids: Welcome to Loompaland

Loompaland Alley sets the stage as the first area designated for young children. Librarians, Dot Garabedian and Ann Woodcock have designed crafts related to reading and books. Music, books and many hands on activities will fill Irvin Avenue all day, Saturday, October 7th from 10am to 4pm. Organizers have once again brought together entertainers, storytellers and activities for the younger set.

The Main Stage by the town clock has evolved into a gathering spot for children of all ages to listen to their favorite authors read their stories and to enjoy the music of popular children’s entertainers such as Yosi, Marc Bazerman, Two Of A Kind and Richard Mclauglin. Authors and illustrators Robert Agnello, Artie Bennett, Nancy Viau, Allison Gutknecht, Mark Collins, Paul Czajak, Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Megan Atwood, Samuel Formica, Jack Kohler, Patricia Lugo, Tara Mozee, Victoria DiVine and Robin Barone are all appearing at the Collingswood Book Festival. They look forward to greeting young books lovers and hope you will stop at the Children’s Area a visit with them.

Bring the kids and enjoy a fun filled free adventure!

2017 Loompaland Schedule of Events

10:00am - Sara O’Brien and the Community Rocks Kids!
10:30am - Mr. Malcolm, Storyteller
11:00am - Miss Michelle, Kids Music Round of Collingswood
11:30am - Mr. Malcolm, Storyteller
12:00pm - Library Staff, Puppet Show
12:15pm - StoryUP!
1:00pm - Sara Gafgen, Storyteller
1:30pm - Insectropolis
2:15pm - Sara Gafgen, Storyteller
2:45pm - Music Together with Cynthia Dreeman Meyer
3:00pm - Sara O’Brien and the Community Rocks Kids!
3:20pm - Kenkojuku Karate
3:40pm - Laura Kaighn, Storyteller

Check out the Loompaland Craft Area & Children’s Exhibits

  • ABC Nana, Cathleen Rogers
  • About Face, Face Painting
  • Almost Home Animal Shelter
  • Bright Ideas to Go, Lorraine Haddock
  • Cherry Hill Studios of Philly Art Center
  • Collingswood Library Craft Tent
  • Community Rocks Kids!
  • Game Friendzy
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Insectropolis
  • Katie Portela, Creative Literacy Consultant
  • Lady Hawke
  • Liberti Church
  • Mathnasium of Haddonfield
  • New Jersey Talking Library and Braille Center
  • Perkins Center for the Arts
  • Kathryn Ross
  • StoryUp!
  • Winnie Radolan, Paper Maker

Reading Corner

Various authors including Lorraine Haddock, Kathryn Ross and Laura Kaighn

Visit these fun sites for kids:

Children's Book Council


America Writes for Kids


American Library Association Great Web Sites for Kids


KidsSpace @ The Internet Public Library

KidsClick! Web search for kids by librarians