ABC's Saturday: Art, Books & Children 2017

childrens-day-2 On Saturday June 3rd, 10 am-3 pm, we are celebrating Art, Books and Children, or the ABC’s, during the Iowa Arts Festival!  Mark your calendars now for this annual event, formerly known as Children’s Day, produced by the Iowa City Public Library with Summer of the Arts. This is a great time to sign up for the ICPL’s summer reading program—Build a Better World. Learn about art, music, science and more with activity booths from local groups and enjoy a show on the Family Stage. With live performances, arts and crafts, fun activities, and Planting Day for ICPL’s Children’s Garden, there’s something for everyone!

The fun doesn’t end on Saturday! On Sunday, check out the Children’s Global Village, featuring activity booths representing different countries and cultures. Find out more about ABC’s: Art, Books and Children on Saturday and Children’s Global village on Sunday from Summer of the Arts childrens-day-3

Family Stage Schedule:

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10:00-10:45 AM    After School Specials rock concert (by Shimek Before & After School Program kids)

10:45-11:15 AM    Ambition Baton Twirling

11:30 AM-12:15 PM   Hanson Family Jugglers and Unicyclists

12:15-12:45 PM    UI Spirit Squad

1:00-1:45 PM   Dream Divas, Tumblers, and Set the Atmosphere show (from the Dream Center Performance Arts Academy), sponsored by Casey’s General Store

2:00-3:00 pm   Girls Rock!, sponsored by Casey’s General Store

Activity Booths:

  • Recycling Craft and Games with The 100 Grannies
  • Crazy Locks Hair Salon with ICPL
  • Summer Activities with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
  • Crayon Crafts with the Iowa Children's Museum
  • Furry Friends with Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center
  • Fidget Making with the Iowa City Autism Community and the Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art Project
  • Iowa City Public Library Summer Reading Program Sign-up
  • Make Your Mark with the City of Literature
  • Monster Prints with Big Picture Young Artist Studio
  • Paint the Town with ICPL and Blick Art Materials
  • Picking up STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department
  • Making Music Together with the Preucil School of Music
  • Read, Learn, Grow! Children's Garden with Scott Koepke
  • Sing & Play & Learn Today with West Music


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