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Celebrate "Month of the Young Child" at the 26th Annual San José Children's Faire



Contact: Elizabeth Chavarin

San José Public Library



Spark Your Imagination - 26th Annual San Jose Children's FaireCelebrate "Month of the Young Child" at the 26th Annual San José Children's Faire


San José, Calif., April 16, 2014-The San José Public Library will present the San José Children's Faire, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2014 in Discovery Meadow, adjacent to the  Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way in downtown San José.


Now in its 26th year, the San José Children's Faire is a free, one-day outdoor festival designed to link parents and caregivers of young children with community organizations that serve their needs and is the highlight of the City of San José's "Month of the Young Child" celebration.


With an anticipated 5,000 attendees, the event-with the theme  will feature family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children, ages two to 12, in addition to information for families about education, child care, health and safety resources and recreational programs.


A program to welcome families will take place at noon and include:


  • Jill Bourne, city librarian, San José Public Library
  • Pierluigi Oliverio, San José councilmember and councilmember liaison for the Library and Early Education Commission
  • Sam Liccardo, San José councilmember
  • Madeline Walton-Hadlock, manager, Early Education, San José Public Library and Library Journal 2014 Library Mover and Shaker
  • Conroy the Cougar, the San Jose Public Library's mascot

The welcome remarks will highlight the importance of library and childhood development, education and community resources.


Children and parents will be invited to participate in a Children's Parade, show-off their Zumba skills, and enjoy fun and interactive activities at every community booth.


Special performances throughout the day include:

For more information, visit or call 1-408-808-2617


About "Month of the Young Child"


The "Month of the Young Child" is the local extension of the national "Week of the Young Child" celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was established in 1971 in recognition that early childhood experiences (birth to age 8) lay the foundation for success in school and later life.  On Tues., April 8, San José City Council proclaimed April 2014 as "Month of the Young Child" in the City of San José, encouraging both individuals and organizations to support this observance.  Throughout the month of April, San Jose Public Library focuses on the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of children.


About San José Public Library


San José Public Library (SJPL), located in the Capital of Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving a culturally diverse population of nearly 980,000 in the country's 10th largest city, SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of 11 million items. Award-winning staff strives to ensure library services reflect the city's rich diversity and that every library customer's experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for a library.  For more information, visit



25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire

25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire Explore the Possibilities, Saturday, April 13, 2013 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrate the Month of the Young Child at the

25th Annual San Jose Children's Faire! 


Saturday, April 13, 2013

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Faire is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees to the outdoor festival, held at Discovery Meadow (in front of the Children's Discovery Museum), in downtown San José.


The theme this year is "Explore the Possibilities" and features family-oriented stage entertainment, special attractions, and activity booths offering hands-on activities for children ages 2-12.  Families can obtain information about education, child care, recreational programs and health and safety resources. 


For more information call 1-408-808-2617 or visit