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Storytellers coming to Oak View County Park

Wake County Public Libraries is hosting the 31st annual Storytelling Festival with storytelling under tents 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 28,  at Historic Oak View County Park.
Wake County Public Libraries is hosting the 31st annual Storytelling Festival with storytelling under tents 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 28, at Historic Oak View County Park. COURTESY OF WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wake County Public Libraries are hosting the annual Storytelling Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Historic Oak View County Park.

Featured storytellers for the day include Heather Forest and The Healing Force.

The band Big Bang Boom and the theatre troupe Rags to Riches will also perform. Children’s services staff members from the libraries will tell stories using the emergent literacy techniques in the “Every Child Read to Read” program series. There will be three main stages and tent areas for storytelling.

Other events include the hayride shuttle, face painting and gaming sites where children can earn tokens to use at the storytelling festival store. A food vendor will also be on-site.

The event is free. Families can bring chairs and blankets and spend the day listening to creative tales in this park setting. Storytelling will occur underneath large tents and the event will go on as planned, rain or shine.

For information on the program, call Sally Baron at 919-870-4020 or Benjie Hester at 919-856-6725, or visit wakegov.com/libraries/Pages.

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