Children's Book Character Election Storytime

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2nd at 11:00 AM

It’s election time! While the conventions, campaigning and political wrangling are underway for the grown-ups, children are just beginning an election of their own. At least at all three Anderson’s Bookshops locations: Naperville (123 W. Jefferson Ave. 630 355-2665), Downers Grove (5112 Main St. 630 963-2665) and La Grange (26 S. La Grange Rd. 708 582-6353). Beginning on Tuesday, August 2, each store will become the campaign headquarters for a particular children’s book character. The campaign will run through Wednesday, November 2.
“We hope to raise awareness and inform our youngest Americans about the election process and that it can be friendly and fun,” noted Beth Thrall, Children’s Book Coordinator. “This event is designed to be very approachable and hands-on for our early readers.”
The great book character election campaign of 2016 kicks off on Tuesday, August 2 with a storytime and an announcement of the candidates. Young voters will help promote their favorite candidates through a series of fun family activities including: campaign work days for making posters, political fliers and endorsement window signs. The candidates will be out on tour, and will stop by each Anderson’s Bookshop for campaign rallies. Political debates will be set for each candidate to express their platforms. All details will be included on Anderson’s Bookshops’ website:
Early voting for each candidate will take the form of a book purchase featuring that character. Two votes will be counted per book purchase during the entire campaign period, August 2 to November. Single voting via paper ballot runs October 27-29. The winning candidate will be announced on Wednesday, November 2.