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13th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival
Photo of Mary Murphy Rockland County
Sunday October 12, 2008 AND Saturday, October 18, 2008
Audience: all ages
Information: Elise Krakower, (845) 943-3335 or Michael Shaw, (845) 398-4079

This year’s 13th Annual Rockland Storytelling Festival will once again take place over a two day period. Both days of the Storytelling Festival are free, for adults and children of all ages, and are open to the public.

The first day of the 13th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival will take place on Sunday, October 12, from 1:00 - 4:30 pm, at the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, in Garnerville, off Route 202, behind CVS. The event is free and is open to people of all ages, adults and children. It will feature: Eileen Stelljes, Mary Murphy, Elise Krakower, and North Rockland High School student storytellers.

There will also be a workshop on storytelling, refreshments, and special storytelling activities for the youngest children. For more information, contact Elise Krakower, (845) 942-3335,

Photo of Jonathan Kruk Day 2 will take place on Saturday, October 18, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm, at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY. Jonathan Kruk and other tellers will be there.

There are also storycrafts for the children, and refreshments. The event is free. For more information, contact Michael Shaw, (845) 398-4079,

The festival is being presented through the partnership of the Rockland Teachers' Center Institute, Rockland Reading Council, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, St. Thomas Aquinas College, North Rockland Central School District, the Town of Haverstraw, the Village of Haverstraw, Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, the Greater Haverstraw Chamber of Commerce, the Library Assoc. of Rockland County, and Palisades Assoc. for the Education of Young Children. In addition, many local businesses are contributing to the success of the event.