Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

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Your Donations Help Support this Festival

Storytelling enhances a child’s reading and comprehension abilities as well as develops a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. With your donations we can continue to touch children’s lives through storytelling. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Library and mailed to:

M. Falvey
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
900 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-273-3764

For more information, please contact (813) 273-3764 or 813-273-3764 or e-mail us at info@tampastory.org. Thank you for your support!

Gifts to the Friends of the Library on behalf of the Storytelling Festival are tax-deductible as allowed by law and will be acknowledged in writing. Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. is an approved non-profit organization under IRS Chapter 501(c)(3) and is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Affairs. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

Contact Us

M. Falvey
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
900 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-273-3764

What the Festival contributes:

Supporting youth storytellers …

The Festival placed storytelling resource book collections at all City and County Recreation Centers and Playgrounds. These books are used by the children to select suitable stories for telling. They are especially helpful for children who do not have a library within easy walking distance and who may have little or no book resources at home. (This also aids in the development of reading interest and literacy skills for these children.) There are collections of ready-to-tell stories appropriate for children in inner city settings who may have less “world experience” and coaching/support from parents.A professional storytelling coach visits recreation centers to help leaders and their young storytellers polish their storytelling performances. This teller helps the children better refine their performances and provides them with personal contact with a quality teller.

See a Map


Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 37th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Countdown!

hourglass-91 days and counting until the 37th Annual Storytelling Festival is here!

What they’re saying:

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“This [Festival] is a wonderful opportunity to see and hear storytelling at its best by some terrific young talent. Great job Storytellers!”

— Deanna Long, Festival Attendee

In Memory

Virginia RiversThe Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Rivers