Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event has been an on-going partnership between Eastern Carver County Community Education and the Carver County Library system.
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is planning its 13th year of programming! The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way. Memories are made for the participants, especially preschool through fifth grade students and their families. Heroes are made out of authors, illustrators, dancers, musicians, and artists, and inspiration takes place along the way.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Click here for PDF of activities and a map. See you soon!
2018 Featured Author
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Author Douglas Wood is the creator of 32 books with over 2.5 million copies in print. Old Turtle is a famed international classic, and his What Grown-Ups Can’t Do books are kid favorites and New York Times bestsellers.
Among his many honors and awards are the Christopher Medal, ABBY Award, International Reading Association Book of the Year, Minnesota Book Award, Midwest Publishers Association Book of the Year, Parent’s Choice Award, Barnes and Noble Star of the North, and Story Telling World Award.
Not only is he an author-illustrator, Doug is also an accomplished musician and composer. He sings and performs on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, often appearing with his Wild Spirit Band. Today, Douglas Wood visits schools across the country, relating to kids with genuine warmth and empathy, combining serious purpose with light-hearted humor, and the rare ability to inspire.
Ridgeview Medical Center
Wings Financial Credit Union
Chanhassen Rotary Club
Chaska Rotary Club
Friends of Chaska Library
Friends of Chanhassen Library
Country Inn & Suites Chanhassen
Culvers of Chaska
Qdoba of Chaska
District 112 Foundation
Mary Pat Nydahl / Edina Realty
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Featured 2018 Artists, Performances, Local Authors: North Star Irish Dancers, Dance Warehouse, Minnesota Opera, MacPhail Center for Music, Jim Hansel, Kathleen Rosales, Colette Nicoletta, Kristin Erickson, Barb Hone, Dan O’Brien, Barb Champion, Beavers Pond Press.
Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! through the years.
Deb Fraiser 2008
Amy Krouse Rosenthal 2010
Allison Stoutland & Cathy Hofher 2009