Barnes & Noble Announces February Free Storytime Lineup
The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition Gets Children and Their Adopted Elves in the Birthday Party Spirit on February 1
Love Monster Celebrates How Love Can Find You When You Least Expect It on February 8
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nations largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its February lineup of free Storytime events for children and families, designed to celebrate the joy of birthdays and Valentines Day.
The events center around the popular childrens books The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, and Love Monster by Rachel Bright.
Barnes & Noble Storytimes offer children and families in our communities the opportunity to come together and celebrate reading, said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development for Barnes & Noble (BKS). On February 1, Santa has given special permission for his elves to share their own special way of celebrating birthdays at the North Pole with the families who love them. Kids will learn how their Christmas elves can also participate in their birthday celebrations. The Elf on the Shelf has become a treasured classic.
Additionally, well be hosting a Valentines Day Storytime on February 8 featuring the Love Monster, a slightly hairy character trying to fit in with the residents of the cuddly world of Cutesville. Not so easy for a googly-eyed monster! But dont worrylove can find you when you least expect it.
The Barnes & Noble February Storytime events include:
- The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition On Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m., stores nationwide will celebrate an Elf Birthday Party. The free event will kick off with a reading of The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition. Children will write letters to Santa letting him know about their birthday and inviting their elf to the event. Kids will also participate in a hide and seek elf activity, cupcake decorating, and play Elf on the Shelf apps on NOOK®. The book comes with an adorable elf birthday outfit in the shape of a cupcake, and provides families with another opportunity to share a special occasion with their elf.
- Love Monster - On Saturday, February 8, at 11 a.m., stores across the country will host a free Love Monster Storytime featuring a reading of the popular childrens picture book by Rachel Bright. The Valentines Day event celebrates how love can find you when you least expect it. Additional picture books that may be read include: Pete the Cat (CAT): Valentines Day Is Cool, Cliffords Valentines Day and Happy Valentines Day, Curious George. Children will also be invited to experience the NOOK Apps" Ellas Valentine and Cake Pops Holidays: Valentines. The fun will continue with activities and refreshments.
Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. To discover more, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 673 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Webs largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 695 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
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