5 book-happy spots for NW philly families
Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival starts Thursday!
Five Book-Happy Spots for NW Philly Families by Maleka Fruean The crisp winter winds have finally hit Philadelphia (on some days), and it’s the perfect time for kids and parents alike to catch up on some extended reading time. Here are five spots in the Northwest for families to hunker down and get your bibliophile […]
Summer Reading Program!
Grab your favorite kids and make sure to visit the Big Blue Marble Bookstore later this week for the Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival. The festival will run through the weekend and host over 15 authors and book signings, storytelling, read alouds, music, cooking, crafts and door prizes! Books for young children through young adults […]
New Summer Poetry Classes at Big Blue Marble Bookstore!
We are consistent library-goers, visiting our closest free library at least once, sometimes more than once a week. We’ve moved three times in the past five years but one thing has remained constant- we find our closest library and become a regular customer. All the security guards know us. Most of the librarians know us. […]
Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s Bunch of Events for Kids!
I asked local poet Jane Cassady why her new poetry classes this summer for kids at Big Blue Marble Bookstore can’t be missed. Here’s what she told me: 1. You can bring your kids to poetry class and have an hour for yourself to hang out in the bookstore or co-op or Springboard Studio or […]
Philly Spells Writing Center Presents "Write Your Own Fairy Tale!"
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Northwest Philadelphia’s premiere spot for free, community events for children and adults, has a packed schedule this fall with events ranging from puppets plays to pirate parties, from excellent young adult readings to seminars teaching parents how they can pay for their child’s education. Come check us out! -Maleka Fruean, events […]
Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival- This Weekend!
You may have heard of bestselling author Dave Eggers (What is the What, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) or you may have heard of his excellent writing center in the Mission district of San Francisco, 826 Valencia, that gets kids ages 6-18 excited about writing and helps teachers inspire their students in the literary […]
Let’s Read (in our pajamas): PJ Storytime at Falls of Schuylkill Library
Greetings Germantown Avenue Parents! I’m Maleka Fruean, the events coordinator at Big Blue Marble Bookstore and mama of two children in the Germantown neighborhood. I’d like to invite you all to the biggest book event for kids in the Northwest- the Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival. It’s completely free, has events and activities for toddlers/preschoolers […]
Wearing your pajamas while reading a book? What could be more natural? When I told my 3 year old that we were going to a pajama party at the library, she shrieked with glee. Wearing pajamas outside of the house feels like one is breaking a taboo. It also feels relaxing and comfortable! This particular […]