Imagination Library to host annual Storybook Breakfast

January 5, 2019 | 3:00 am

Updated January 4, 2019 | 3:03 pm

Imagination Library's Storybook Breakfast will be back for its 7th time Jan. 12. | Photo submitted

In its 7th year, the Imagination Library Storybook Breakfast will feature all of the elements that make up a great children’s party — face painting, balloon twisters, a free book, pancakes, and photo opportunities with characters who jump off the page for this party. This year, the breakfast has added new guests to the event — Fairy Dust entertainment characters.

On Jan. 12, the Imagination Library will host the breakfast between 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Fourth St.

Photo submitted to Owensboro Times

According to Diane Bowers, the chair of the Imagination Library of Daviess County, this breakfast will feature many of the beloved characters from contemporary childhood — fairy godmothers, Fancy Nancy, Spiderman, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and the ever-popular Elsa and Anna.

Local children’s book authors will also be reading their books as part of the event’s community outreach.

“This isn’t our main fundraiser — that is the fall spelling bee,” Bowers said, “It is just a fun event.”

Adding the extra characters is just a way to “kick it up,” according to Bowers, and thanks to Friends of the Library, each child leaves the breakfast with a book.

The Imagination Library of Daviess County has existed for 11 years, and although Audubon Area Community Services is the fiscal agent, the Imagination Library does all of its own fundraising, according to Bowers.

Owensboro Twisters will also be at the event. | Photo submitted

The breakfast promotes the Imagination Library of Daviess County, which serves around 3,100 children in Daviess County by providing free, age-appropriate books to children from birth to 5 through the mail.

All proceeds from the breakfast and spelling bee help pay for those books.

“We are lucky that almost every county around here has access to one [Imagination Library],” Bowers said.

Parents and children are invited to dress as their favorite characters and to bring a camera or phone to take pictures at the many opportunities that will be available during the breakfast.

Independence Bank is sponsoring the event, and advance tickets are available at the bank’s three Owensboro locations. Advance tickets are $7 per person and tickets purchased at the event are $10 per person.

Children under 2 are free.

January 5, 2019 | 3:00 am

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