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StoryBook Festival

​​Saturday, November 17th from 10AM-4:30PM
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331​

17th Annual StoryBook Festival Celebrates the Magic of Mary Poppins - Free day of magical fun for all! 

Children and families will enjoy an amazing free day of live costumed storybook characters, magic, music and more!  This year’s event celebrates the magic of Mary Poppins with the theme "Let's Go Fly a Kite," based on a song from the soundtrack of Disney's 1964 Mary Poppins movie. 

Highlights for kids:

  • First 1,000 kids will receive a free book
  • Get creative in the arts & crafts tent 
  • Interact with your favorite storybook characters in the Fantasy Forest
  • Tell your own story in the “Swappin’ Ground”   
  • Enjoy tasty treats from food trucks
  • Get your face painted for free (parents can bring cameras to take photos at the Storybook photo spots)
  • Wear your favorite costume, and join the Storybook Parade
  • Full day of music, dance, storytelling, storybook characters and children’s performances on three stages. 

Schedule of Events

  • 1:15PM Costume Parade! Parade begins inside the library at the bottom of the staircase. Come in costume and join the parade.

FANTASY FOREST (inside library)
  • 10:30AM-12:30PM & 1:30-3:30PM Fantasy Forest tours by ticket only. Free tickets available at 10AM for morning tours, and 1PM for afternoon tours. Tickets are limited and will be distributed first come, first served.

AUDITORIUM STAGE (inside library)
  • 10:30-11:15AM Brent Gregory, Magic Show
  • Noon-12:45PM Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Jungle Jam
  • 1:30-2:15PM Storyteller Katie Adams presents Enchanted Fairytales
  • 2:30-3:15PM Children’s Entertainer Suzy Hammer as Pumpkin Patty
  • 3:30-4:15PM Pat Nease, Storyteller

THE KITE ROOM (inside library)
  • 10:15-10:45AM Cheryl Floyd, Storyteller
  • 11-11:30AM Katie Adams, Storyteller
  • 11:45AM-12:15PM Pat Nease, Storyteller
  • 12:30-1PM Tellabration: Hear a sampling of all the professional storytellers at the festival
  • 2-2:30PM Kids’ Music Circle
  • 2:45-3:15PM Cheryl Floyd, Storyteller
  • 3:45-4:15PM Suzy Hammer, Children’s Entertainer

SWAPPIN’ GROUND (outside library)
Tell your own stories all day long!
  • 11-11:30AM Pat Nease, Storyteller
  • 11:45AM-12:15PM Kids’ Music Circle
  • 12:30-1PM Kimberly White
  • 1:30-2PM Miss Penny from PBS’s KidVision New Word series
  • 2:30-3PM Katie Adams, Storyteller
  • 3:30-4PM Kids’ Music Circle

SHOWMOBILE STAGE (outside library)
  • 10-11AM Music from the City of Pembroke Pines Students
  • 11:15AM-Noon Marci Poppins, Children’s Entertainer
  • 12:15-1PM Jennifer McClain, Songstress
  • 2-2:30PM Brent Gregory, Magic Show
  • 3-3:30PM Pembroke Pines Charter High School Band

For additional information please call 954-357-7406, 954-357-7317 or 954-357-6580.​​​

The StoryBook Festival is funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation 
with support from the City of Pembroke Pines. It is sponsored by the Joe DiMaggio 
Children’s Hospital, the Children's Services Council of Broward County and the 
Friends of Southwest Regional Library and Broward Family Life Magazine.​