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Celebrate “Month of the Young Child” at the 26th Annual San José Children’s Faire


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Steven Brewster

San José Public Library 

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Celebrate "Month of the Young Child" at the 26th Annual San José Children’s Faire

 

Mateo, San Jose child celebrity from hit viral YouTube cupcake video fame, to kick off Faire’s traditional children’s parade

 

Spark Your Imagination - 26th Annual San Jose Children's FaireSan José, Calif., April 24, 2014 — The San José Public Library will present the San José Children’s Faire, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sat., April 26 in Discovery Meadow, adjacent to the Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way in downtown San José.

 

Now in its 26th year, the San José Children’s Faire is a free, one-day outdoor festival designed to link parents and caregivers of young children with community organizations that serve their needs and is the highlight of the City of San Jose’s "Month of the Young Child" celebration.

 

With an anticipated 5,000 attendees, the event—with the theme "Spark Your Imagination" —will feature family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children, ages two to 12, in addition to information for families about education, child care, health and safety resources and recreational programs.

 

"The San José Public Library is proud to present this event and continue our commitment to the youngest folks in our community.  For a quarter of a century, the Children’s Faire has helped us celebrate San José kids, parents and their caregivers while having fun," said Angie Miraflor, division manager of literacy and learning, San José Public Library.   "This year the Faire will continue that legacy.  With more than 30 organizations represented, and our friend Conroy the Book-Loving Cougar, there is something for everyone."

 

Key organizations include Santa Clara County Office of Education, the San Jose Earthquakes Street Team and TechShop.  TechShop will be onsite building a special 3-D robot.

 

A program to welcome families will take place at noon and include:

  • Jill Bourne, city librarian, San José Public Library
  • Pierluigi Oliverio, San José councilmember and councilmember liaison for the Library and Early Education Commission
  • Sam Liccardo, San José councilmember
  • Madeline Walton-Hadlock, manager, Early Education, San José Public Library and Library Journal 2014 Library Mover and Shaker
  • Conroy the Cougar, the San Jose Public Library’s mascot

 

The welcome remarks will highlight the importance of library and childhood development, education and community resources.

 

Following the official welcome, San Jose’s youngest celebrity, three-year-old Mateo Beltran, will kick off the Faire’s children parade, which includes kids, adults and entertainers, around the event site.  Mateo won widespread recognition after a video about why he should be allowed to have cupcakes for dinner went viraland received more than 4.3 million YouTube hits.  This resulted in Mateo and his mother, Linda Beltran, appearing recently as guests on The Ellen Show.

 

For the remainder of the event, Faire participants will have the opportunity to show-off their Zumba skills and enjoy fun and interactive activities at every community booth.     

 

Special performances throughout the day include: 

 

For more information, visit www.sjpl.org/moyc or call (408) 808-2617.

 

About "Month of the Young Child"

The "Month of the Young Child" is the local extension of the national "Week of the Young Child" celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was established in 1971 in recognition that early childhood experiences (birth to age 8) lay the foundation for success in school and later life.  On Tues., April 8, San José City Council proclaimed April 2014 as "Month of the Young Child" in the City of San José, encouraging both individuals and organizations to support this observance.  Throughout the month of April, San Jose Public Library focuses on the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of children. 

 

About San José Public Library

San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of nearly 980,000 in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit www.sjpl.org.

 

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Celebrate “Month of the Young Child” at the 24th Annual San José Children’s Faire


SAN JOSE, Calif.—San José Children’s Faire, to be held 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children’s Discovery Museum) in downtown San José. “Rock, Roll and Read” is the theme for this year’s annual event, which features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children, ages two to 12, in addition to information for families about education, child care, health and safety resources, and recreational programs.

 

The Faire, now in its 24th year, is a free, one-day, outdoor festival designed to link parents and caregivers of young children with community organizations that serve their needs and is the highlight of the City of San José’s “Month of the Young Child” celebration.

 

The “Month of the Young Child” is the local extension of the national “Week of the Young Child” celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was established in 1971 in recognition that early childhood experiences (birth to age 8) lay the foundation for success in school and later life.

 

On Tuesday, April 3rd, San José City Council proclaimed April 2012 as “Month of the Young Child” in the City of San José, encouraging both individuals and organizations to support this observance.  Additional activities marking San José Public Library’s celebration of the “Month of the Young Child” include:

 

  • City Council recognition of this year’s recipients of the “Outstanding Contributors to Child Care Awards” on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in San José City Hall Council Chambers.
  • Children’s art displays, providing insight into the imagination and development of young children at the Children’s Faire.
  • More activities at selected library branches may be located by visiting San José Public Library MOYC events .

For more information, visit www.sjpl.org/moyc or call (408) 808-2617



Friday Fun @ King Library


Book cover of Birds by Samantha GrayWell it's a new month which means a new series of Friday Fun activities at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. We have a great line up of activities. On March 4 we're Making a Memory Quilt. There's Going Wild! Kids' Nature Program on March 11 with a visit from the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge; during this program we'll be learning about birds with stories and fun activities. On March 18 it's The Art of Japanese Calligraphy with Hikaru and on March 25 we'll Make a Mural we can go to visit at the Children's Faire that takes place on Saturday April 16 at Discovery Meadow Park. Please join us as Friday Fun is always a great way to start off the weekend! See you there! All of our Friday Fun programs begin at 4:00PM and take place in the Exploration Room.