Youth Literature Festival Community Day Celebration

As part of the Youth Literature Festival, Champaign-Urbana residents and everyone from the surrounding area are invited to celebrate youth literature at the Community Day Celebration, which is free and open to the public.

Author readings, book signings, all-day puppet shows, live music, art displays, and a variety of hands-on activities for children will all be part of the fun!

Don’t miss the 1 p.m. presentation of the puppet show Peter and the Wolf, presented by members of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and the Central Illinois Puppetry Guild.

In addition, members of the Central Illinois Puppetry Guild—Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Charmaine LeCesne, Ginger Lozar, Anne Newman, and Mike and Jenna O’Brien—will be at the event all day to bring to life their passion for puppetry and storytelling through special shows that have entertained children since 1989.




Linda Tammen


Center for Education in Small Urban Communities and College of Education at Illinois