Paradise Valley Community College is proud to partner with Mortenson Construction for its 13th bi-annual free community literacy event. Families are invited to enjoy a full day of storytelling and cultural activities at PVCC’s Festival of Tales, a bi-annual event that brings reading to life. Children who participate receive free books and can participate in various activities, including demonstrations, vendors, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks, and more!
“Festival of Tales is one of my favorite events here at PVCC,” said Meggin Kirk, program director, Education. “Not only does it help develop awareness and understanding for other cultures through storytelling, it often is the spark to ignite one's passion for learning.”
Since its inception in 2009, Festival of Tales has attracted more than 17,000 people from Maricopa County and more than 40,000 books have been given away to children and their families. In 2019, Festival of Tales was recognized with two distinguished awards from the Maricopa County Community College District, including the Diversity Advisory Council award and the Paul M. Pair Innovation of the Year award.
Join us April 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: PVCC Union Hills Campus, 18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ
Event activities will occur in and around the Kranitz Student Center (KSC). Free parking is available.
Spring 2024 Festival of Tales Schedule
Theater performance in the Black Box Studio Theater
10:00 and 12:00
Details coming soon!
Dance Performance in the Black Box Studio Theater
*11:15 Approximately 15-25 minutes
The PVCC Dance Program will perform selected pieces from its Fall Dance Collection. A brief movement participation for all children will be included at the end.
Storytelling sessions in M Classrooms (ages 5 and up)
Buxton Library storytime with music and movement (ages 4 and under) Storytimes
Live Music all day!
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 602-787-6659
Check out this video for a quick peek at past events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Xq_atbfPY&t=6s