9th Annual K is for Kids Book Fair & Book Drive to be held Sat. Nov 12 at Barnes & Noble, Waterside Shops

Local student leaders are launching their first literacy event for the fun’raising season, so parents, get ready to load up the kids for LOTS of free family fun on SAT. NOV. 12th!


It’s the 9th Annual

K is for Kids


Sat., November 12th

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

at the Waterside Shops in Naples!

A Bring a Book, Bring a Friend Fun’raiser benefiting K is for Kids 

Readers & Leaders program.

Our event is lovingly dedicated to the memory of beloved children’s book author, Dottie Withow.  In her memory, each participant may select a complimentary copy of one of Dottie’s three children’s books to take home and keep or donate to their teacher’s library or school library!

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AGENDA: 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Local high school student leaders welcome guests

Salute to Collier County Media Specialists*

Presentation by Children’s Book Author, Loretta Neff



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– Walt Timoney, Children’s Book Author & Family Entertainer




Fun’raising stations include:

* Book Signings * Balloon Sculptures * Face Painting *

* Scavenger Hunt * Kids Write a Book Together *

* Raffles of Books! *

Participants will receive a free raffle ticket with each fun’raising station completed, book donated (guests may bring a new or like new book from home for toddlers to teens) or any purchase made during the book fair.

A portion of the book fair’s proceeds will benefit K is for Kids! So, whether guests buy a book, a Nook, or a coffee from the cafe, a percentage will go towards helping K is for Kids purchase new books for children in need!

For more information, visit kisforkids.org or call 239-596-KIDS(5437).

Award winning children’s book author, Loretta Neff, of “Tame Your Manners” and “Sip Tea with Mad Hatter”, returns this year!

Plus children’s book author and family entertainer, Walt Timoney, brings Charlie the Bear to the stage.

+ Our book fair is dedicated to the memory of children’s book author Dottie Withrow who passed recently. We will all miss Dottie, but feel comfort knowing her delightful, entertaining stories and beautiful illustrations will continue to inspire and uplift children for years to come.

*The book fair coincides with K is for Kids Annual Shopping Spree for Grantees. Guests get to meet and give a round of applause for Collier County Public School District’s beloved media specialists & school librarians who will be shopping during the event for new books to give their students.

Note: K is for Kids’ Rising Readers program helps encourage and recognize children’s reading achievements through reading incentive programs at their school. When students reach the reading goals set by their teachers and/or librarians, they earn the chance to select a new book to take home and keep!

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