Springtime brings a flourish of wildlife activity in eastern Pennsylvania as critters of all kinds celebrate new beginnings and the end to another bitter winter season. It’s the perfect time for parents of young children to pick up a copy of “Sketchbook A to Z,” a children’s book written by Reading Eagle executive Dave Kline and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Craig Schaffer. Books can be ordered online at www.readingeagle.com/sketchbookatoz or purchased at the Exeter Community Library later this month when Schaffer will be present for a book-signing.
“Sketchbook A to Z” encourages a love of reading with brightly illustrated Pennsylvania wildlife and clever poems for each letter. As the project’s illustrator, Schaffer will be at the Exeter Community Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th to celebrate the book’s release. Schaffer is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art and is a Bucks County native whose illustrated columns, Snapshot and Sketchbook, appear weekly in the Reading Eagle.
The family-friendly event is free and open to the public, though attendees are asked to call the library at 610-406-9431 to register. More of Schaffer’s work can be seen and purchased on his website at www.craig-schaffer.com, but copies of “Sketchbook A-Z” will be available for purchase during the event on Thursday at the Exeter Community Library at 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading, 19606.
The Sketchbook A-Z book signing is one of many free events offered to the public through a partnership between program presenters, Friends of the Exeter Community Library, and The Exeter Community Library. For more information, visit www.berkslibraries.org/exeter or the Exeter Community Library Facebook page. Through its varied programs, the Exeter Community Library aims to serve the community as a center of learning, accessible recreation, practical tools, and nearly 500 free programs designed for children and adults to participate in throughout the year.