Fireside Tales returning to Westfield Wednesday


The Westfield Washington Public Library and City of Westfield are once again partnering to host the third annual Fireside Tales, a free, themed story time program at the Council Circle Fire Pit at Simon Moon Park, 171st Street and Carey Road.

Fireside Tales will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 10 and 24. Paula Hull of the WWPL said each event will last approximately one hour, and the library’s Miss Vicki will be reading the tales and beginning each program with an art activity.

“The program is definitely family-friendly, and all ages are welcome,” said Hull. “No registration is required – just show up.”

Hear classic children’s tales about famous threes (threes pigs, three bears, and three Billy goats) at Wednesday’s Fireside Tales themed “Three Times Three Tales” event. These wacky versions are told using puppets, props and audience participation. Create art about the number 3.

The Oct. 10 theme is “Leaf Me Alone.” Sh-h-h! Stories will be about hibernation and all things autumn. Invent a leaf creature made out of real leaves and flowers you bring from home or use the materials provided. Finally, the Oct. 24 theme will be “Howl-O-Ween.” Attendees are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and hear howling good stories.

“The manager of our children’s dept., Vicki Parker, has been with the library for almost 30 years and really knows how to present fabulous programs that are engaging for children and entertaining for everyone,” said Hull. “As you can see by the descriptions, she has worked to pair the programs with the season. All we need to do now is hope it doesn’t rain!”

The fire at the pit will be manned by trained parks dept. staff during the event. Families are encouraged to attend.

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