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Storytime at Fort Collins Nursery (July 27)

    • Bring your kiddos to Fort Collins Nursery on July 27 for some summer-reading fun!

      We’re excited to bring back our Storytime event as a three-part series. Three wonderful groups of local children’s book authors and illustrators will be on-site to read the fabulous stories they have created. We’ll gather on our outdoor patio, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River and surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. These FREE events will also feature fun crafts and activities for the children and a fundraiser for Children’s Speech & Reading Center. Books will be for sale by The Crowded Bookshelf and can also be purchased in advance here.

      Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome!

      July 27 Event Features

      J. R. Black
      Featured Story:
      Seamus Goes to School. Written by J. R. Black.
      Seamus is a curious and fun loving Irish Setter. Join him as he follows the Neighborhood kids to school one day, and find out what kind of trouble he gets himself into.

      Jacqueline Crivello
      Fireball Fox Saves the Forest. Written & Photographed by Jacqueline Crivello.
      “Our panel of judges really felt this book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using. Beautiful images and a charming story tell how the amazing and incredible Fireball Fox Saves The Forest.”
      Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards-
      Gold Award Winner

      Cathy Morrison
      Featured Story:
      Bryan’s Alphabet Garden. Written by Eleanor B. Patrick and illustrated by Cathy Morrison.
      Bryan’s Alphabet Garden is based on the true story of 3-year-old, New Bern native, Bryan Patrick, and his quest to grow fruits and vegetables from A to Z. Written by Bryan’s mom, this rhythmic and rhyming story is an adorable tale of setting goals, facing challenges and learning in nature’s classroom.

      Melanie Peffer
      Featured Story:
      The Biology Adventurers: On the River. Written by Dr. Melanie Peffer & Illustrated by Valentina Gallup Salerni.
      Ellie wants to earn her Biology Adventurer River Badge with her brother Max. But Max doesn’t think he’s any good at science. Can Max overcome his nerves and earn his adventurer badge, too?

      Brian Wilson
      Featured Story:
      To the Moon, Mars, and Planets Afar. Written by Brian T. Wilson and Illustrated by Diana Urstadt.
      To the Moon, Mars, and Planets Afar is a fun, factual and entertaining book that is a must-have guide for adventure seekers wanting to go beyond planet Earth. Join Captain Robert Redfur and his team as he travels through our solar system. This beautifully illustrated children’s book is perfect for all ages regardless of your home planet. Children and adults will be entertained for light years to come!

      The Crowded Bookshelf
      The Crowded Bookshelf is a pop-up bookshop offering a curated selection of books for all ages that aren’t likely to be found on the bestseller lists. They also carry an assortment of gift items for readers including bookmarks, notebooks, literary prints, and more. Follow them on Instagram to see where they’ll be popping up next or visit their website where you can shop anytime. Instagram: @thecrowdedbookshelffc

      Children’s Speech & Reading Center
      Children’s Speech & Reading Center is dedicated to developing and providing innovative, high quality, affordable speech-language services to all children in Northern Colorado who experience speech, language, or reading delays. The Center’s services for communication disorders improve the independence, self-respect, and quality of life of children and their families. Their therapists are certified to provide treatment that builds communication skills affected by a variety of childhood disorders including autism, Down Syndrome, dyslexia, apraxia, articulation disorders, hearing impairment, learning disabilities and other development disorders.