4th Annual Literacy Festival

It’s that time of year again! The 4th Annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival will be held Sat., March 15 in the parkland directly behind the James Weldon Johnson Branch Library and Enoch Davis Center, 1059 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

The festival is sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson Branch Library and co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg. It promotes the importance of literacy in the African American community by celebrating the life of the revered educator, poet, and civil rights activist for whom the Johnson Branch is named.

The event will run from 10-4 p.m., and will feature a puppet show, moonwalks, free books for children, and a “Walk for Reading.”

Vendors from area businesses and organizations take part in this event with displays of crafts, paintings, jewelry and more.

The 4th Annual Community Service Award winner will also be announced.

All proceeds will benefit the Library. For more information, or to secure your vendor space, please contact Kevin Johnson at 727-342-2235 or kevinjohnson5370@yahoo.com. Space is free for nonprofits, but registration is still required.  Applications are available at the Johnson Branch Library.

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