Pete the Cat Author Eric Litwin Visits Stark Library
September 26, 2018 (Canton, Ohio) – Join Stark Library for a groovin’ good time with Pete the Cat
author Eric Litwin at 10 a.m. on October 5th at the Canton Palace Theatre.
Eric is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Bestselling author who brings early literacy
and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts
and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 12.5 million copies, been translated into 17 languages, and
won 26 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.
“We’re excited to bring Eric to Stark County for this early learner event. He seamlessly brings literacy
and music together to engage the children and make reading fun,” said Marianna DiGiacomo, Director
of Community Services for the Library.
This event is one of the many efforts at the Library to enable educators, caregivers, and families to help
children “Start Smart” by developing early literacy skills and being prepared for school. Studies show
that school readiness and literacy development can have a significant impact on a student’s academic
performance throughout their school career.
Registration is requested for this free family event and early learner classes are welcome. Contact the
Main Library at 330-452-0665 to register your large group or visit www.StarkLibrary.org. The Canton
Palace Theatre is located at 605 Market Ave. North, Canton, Ohio.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark Library serves the
community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.
A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves more than 240,000
residents, annually circulating nearly 4 million items from its 1.5 million item collection and providing access
to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents
more than 9,000 programs for 166,000 attendees and provides 220,000 computer sessions on the publicly
available computers found in each branch. In 2017, Stark Library served nearly 2 million visitors at all
locations and online.
Today, as it reimagines itself as The SmartStore, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, passport services and the StartSmart School Partnership.
For locations, hours or more information visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330.452.0665.
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