Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2018 selection is My Cousin Momo. Written and illustrated by Zachariah OHora, the book was published in 2015 by Dial Books and is for children ages 3 to 5. Now in its 13th year, One Book, Every Young Child is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.
One Book, Every Young Child is made possible through a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Carnegie Science Center, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children and The Pennsylvania Child Care Association. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Check out how libraries in Delaware County will be celebrating PA One Book:
April 10th at 10:00am
Norwood Public Library
513 Welcome Ave, Norwood, PA 19074
A special edition of Preschool Connections featuring My Cousin Momo!
April 18-June 1, during normal park hours
My Cousin Momo StoryWalk
StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
My Cousin Momo will be featured page by page on StoryWalk, a .25 mile path through Rose Tree Park. No registration required.
April 18 at 4:30pm
Chichester Rotarians Read My Cousin Momo
Mary M. Campbell Public Library
10th & Green Sts., Marcus Hook, PA 19061
Members of the Rotary Club of Chichester will read a story to the kids and there will be arts and crafts! Each child will receive a free copy of My Cousin Momo. Register by phone at 610-485-6519 or email email@example.com
April 24th at 2:00-3:15pm
Meet My Cousin Momo author Zachariah OHora!
Radnor Memorial Library
167 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Families can enjoy a read-aloud of OHora’s book My Cousin Momo followed by a group art project and some silly Momo-style activity stations. Each family will leave with a copy of the book! Register here. Or call the library at 610-687-1124.
April 27 at 11:00am-12:00pm
PA One Book: My Cousin Momo Party
Media-Upper Providence Free Library
1 E Front St, Media, PA 19063
Books, games, creative play, and goofy fun celebrating Zachariah Ohora’s quirky cousin, Momo. Ages 3-7.
April 27th at 12:00pm
Tinicum Memorial Public Library
620 Seneca St., Essington, PA 19029
A special edition of Preschool Storytime featuring My Cousin Momo. There will even be a surprise reader!
May 18 at 3:30pm
PA One Book Program
Ridley Township Public Library
100 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033
For children ages 3 and up. Bring your teddy bears for a Teddy Bear Sleepover at the new library!