Unity Public Library has received a $5,000 Organizational Project Grant for Literary Arts from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency support-ed by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant will support the Library’s Children’s Storyteller Series, bringing award-winning creators of children’s stories to western Waldo County.

Visiting storytellers will present book readings, book talks, interactive performances and book-related activities. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place throughout 2023 and 2024.

The following upcoming events are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the 38 School St. library in Unity, with additional dates to be announced:

Saturday, July 29: Storytime and Art with Lucky Platt and Lorri Vaillancourt;
Thursday, Aug. 10: Picture Book Reading and Art Time with Cozbi Cabrera;
Thursday, Aug. 17: Milkweed Puppet Theater performance; and
Thursday, Aug. 31: Picture Book Reading and Art Time with Alexandra Hinrichs.

The storyteller series was conceived as a pilot program in 2022 (also supported by a Maine Arts Commission Project Grant) by author/illustrator and UPL Artist-in-Residence Lucky Platt of Burnham, who sought to collaborate with the library to increase access to the literary arts for children and families in a small rural community.

For more information, email jean@unitypubliclibrary.org.


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