Amelia Bedelia returns to Bay Library

Bernice Cernoch returns to Bay Library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, to celebrate Amelia Bedilia's 50th birthday.

Get out your dusting powder and scissors, here comes Amelia Bedelia and we're celebrating her birthday! Over the past fifty years, Amelia Bedelia has given children countless laughs, smiles and enduring stories that truly inspire a love of reading. Now it's time for us to celebrate Amelia Bedelia's cheerful personality, literal translations and playful spirit by throwing Amelia Bedelia the best birthday bash ever!

By commemorating this special anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m., with a celebration of Amelia Bedelia's mixed-up antics, we honor Amelia Bedelia's refreshing view of the world, as well as authors Peggy and Herman Parish's lasting contribution to children's literature.

Bernice Cernoch will be returning as Amelia Bedelia with a new story to tell, "Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia." A local
resident, Bernice combines thirty years of teaching with a theater background to bring this beloved book character to schools and libraries. She is passionate about creating excitement about reading for children. She feels that reading is so important as a way for children to use their imaginations and extend the story.

Bernice makes her storytelling interactive because, as she states, "Besides being more fun, direct involvement can ensure a stronger connection to the story. It can also sustain an active interest and encourage further reading."

The Bay Village Branch Library invites families with children ages 4-8 years to help celebrate Amelia Bedelia's 50th birthday with a new interactive story followed by more activities such as games, crafts and refreshments. Parents must fill out release forms for their children before the program which can be obtained at the children's desk. Register now by calling 440-871-6392 or online at

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 11:53 AM, 01.22.2013