Join us for the first ever Superstar Storyteller Summer Series presented by the public libraries of York and Durham region. This summer, we'll be hosting four spectacular virtual children’s author visits and amazing activities.
See the full line up below and check back regularly for links to registration. Registration opens 2 weeks before each event and links will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours before the event.
Superstar Storyteller Author Visits
- July 6, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Gordon Korman and Sayantani DasGupta
Kickstart your summer reading with our first Storytellers Event! Join SUPERSTAR authors Gordon Korman and Sayantani DasGupta as they talk about their new books, writing for laughs, and what summer reading means to them.
- July 20, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Tracey West and Vicky Fang
- August 3, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon
- August 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Graphix Panel with Jess Keating, Katy Farina, and Aron Nels Steinke
Superstar Storyteller BINGO
Download, print, and play Superstar Storyteller BINGO. See instructions on the card! Check back here for new cards released at every author visit. Turn in all your cards to your closest branch or scan and send them to email@example.com for the chance to win awesome prizes!
Superstar Storyteller Art Submissions
Calling all artists! Our Superstar Storytellers are coming to visit soon, and we want to welcome them with tons of art from you! We would love your drawings, paintings, sculptures, chalk art, or comics in celebration of our visiting authors. Not quite finished their books? No problem! Here are some prompts to get you going:
• Let’s see your best Spider-Man comic for Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon!
• Can you draw a blobfish? How about an axolotl or a shark? Jess Keating would love to see them!
• Can you build a robot out of Lego? Vicky Fang adores her Friendbots!
• Paint yourself riding a dragon! Tracey West is the dragon expert.
• Sayantani DasGupta’s characters fight monsters in alternate dimensions. How would you look in as a mythical superhero?
• Do you love the Babysitters Club? Katy Farina wants to see you as an awesome babysitter!
• Draw you and your friends as animals for Aron Nels Steinke!
Submit your artwork for our July authors to Ariana at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 2nd for the chance to have your artwork featured in our Superstar Storytellers preshow! Our July Superstar Storytellers are Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta, Tracey West, and Vicky Fang.
Submit your artwork for our August authors to Ariana at email@example.com by Monday, August 2nd for the chance to have your artwork featured in our Superstar Storytellers preshow! Our August Superstar Storytellers are Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon, Jess Keating, Katy Farina, and Aron Nels Steinke.