blue manatee children’s bookstore and decafe (3054 Madison Road) celebrates their 25th anniversary this month! On Saturday, Oct. 25, customers dressed as their favorite book character will receive a 25 percent discount, shoppers can enjoy complimentary blue manatee birthday cookies from Donna’s Gourmet Cookies, and kids can enjoy a special ManaTots Story Time with Miss Sarah or a Make-a-Mess activity with Miss Kelli. Plus, kids ages 8 and older can compete in a children’s book trivia contest for a book prize. Throughout the month of October, visit blue manatee’s Facebook page for clues hinting at a specific book or item to find in the store. Stop by and find the item and earn a raffle ticket for a $100 blue manatee gift card — winner will be announced at the Oct. 25 birthday party!
And on Oct. 21, blue manatee will join millions of children and adults for Jumpstart’s national Read for the Record campaign. This year, readers around the country will enjoy Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. Stop by with your little ones up to age 4 at 10 a.m. for this special story time with Miss Sarah.
Call 513-731-2665 or visit bluemanateebooks.com for other fun happenings.