Date: Aug 22, 2020Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

World of Reading

Sat, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 730 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801


The Junior League will be hosting its annual World of Reading Festival in Barnett Park on Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

This free event is open to children of all ages and their families!

“Where will reading take you?” is the continued theme and spotlight book tents will be focused on the setting or topic of the books. The tents will endeavor to make its featured story come alive.

Each tent will feature a craft for the children to create and take home with them. Once each child has completed the tent activity and received a stamp on their passport, they will select a book (first come first serve) from the Spotlight Book Tent of their favorite book of the four tents and then also will select an AR book from the Junior League book area to take home for free! Children’s musical guru, Jack Hartmann, will perform at the event, along with face painting and more for even more family fun.

In addition to the activities and spotlight tent book giveaways, there will be two featured authors autographing and facilitating meet and greets at the event. Jaimie Engle, author of Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, and Jennifer Swanson, author of Astronaut Aquanaut How Space Science and Sea Science Interact, will be signing books and giving away free copies of their books to the first 700 participants! They will also each be reading from their books twice during the event.

Contact the World of Reading Committee if you have any questions.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation, Inc. of Lake Wales, Florida.

Thank you to our sponsors Southern Homes, Harrell Family Charities, Mid-State Industrial Maintenance, and Publix Charities


Date Time

Date: Aug 22, 2020Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


730 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801


  • Free /

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