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Join the Burlington County Library System Foundation (BCLSF) in celebrating Read Across America Week on Saturday, March 6 when a local author presents a virtual "interactive" children’s program for ages 3 to 10.

Author Danielle Lacy of Tabernacle will be the featured presenter during the virtual event, which is being offered courtesy of the foundation for a modest fundraising ticket price. The $15 per family ticket includes a copy of one of Lacy's children's books. The 70-minute program will also feature a motivational presentation by “Stand Tall” Steve Bollar, who will also moderate the program, and a fun-filled performance by popular clown NayZee KaBoom (Renee Tralies). 

Author Danielle Lacy is considered a rising star in the literary world and youngsters will delight in her story hour and the personal Q&A that follows, according to Pat Lindsay-Harvey, President of the Foundation. The online program will begin at 10 am. To register, attendees should log on here. After purchasing a ticket, they will receive a follow-up email with instructions for joining the virtual event and a receipt for a book.

Books may be picked up at the Burlington County Library on Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton on Friday, March 5. Three books will be available. They include:

  • Goodnight Monsters - As evening falls, the sleepy child tries to keep a positive outlook.  There really are NO monsters!  As bedtime nears, her frazzled mother attempts to stay calm.  Surely tonight will be different?
    In rhyming text and colorful illustrations, readers follow the young girl and her family throughout their nightly routines. But everywhere the girl turns, a new “monster” seems to take shape. Exasperated, Mom has tried everything and just wants to relax.
  • The Stinky Diaper - Instead of throwing “his little brother's stinky diaper in the trash, a boy sees a box that is labeled ‘To France,’ drops the diaper in, and then the fun begins! This obnoxious diaper makes its way around the world and home again in this delightfully silly book.”
  • There Once Was A King - “Learning to read can be a challenge, but it should always be fun and magical! Share a giggle with a very extraordinary king who is the proud owner of a flying pig in a magic wig. One silly scene leads to another.”

All proceeds benefit the BCLS Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which funds library improvements and programs, including those specifically designed for children.