Family Center Hosting Author Reception 296 w/ 2X FRC-AuthorsTea

LACONIA — Six local authors and illustrators will share tea with area children in an event to mark Strengthening Families and Communities Monday.
The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire is hosting the Children's Authors Tea on Tuesday, April 9, from 5-7 p.m., at the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia.
Curt's Caterers is sponsoring the "Tea" which is free of charge to children and families in the Lakes Region.
"We are so excited to bring the children's tea back for a fifth year," says Shannon Robinson-Beland, community support coordinator for Resource Center and a member of the 'tea team' that organizes the event." We see more than 100 families come out for this special occasion. It's wonderful to see so many families celebrating literacy together."
The Children's Authors Tea offers an opportunity for quality family time while also promoting early literacy, said Robinson-Beland. Local authors and illustrators Kathleen Deady, Terry Farish, Denise Ortakales, Jennifer Carson, Hari Tiwari, Dal Rai, and Robbie Neylon will participate to share their love of literacy with young children.
Families attending the tea will have the chance to meet the local writers and illustrators, listen as they read their stories aloud, and purchase signed copies of their books. Tea will be available, along with tea snacks, and the children attending will receive a free book while supplies last. Some will win door prizes too.
More information on the Children's Authors Tea, is available by contacting the Family Resource Center at Lakes Region Community Services, 581-1574.

Photo Caption:

Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center staff members, from left, Alyssa Mahoney, Shannon Robinson-Beland, Julie Choiniere, and Katherine Peringer, are helping to plan the annual Children's Authors Tea which is taking place next Tuesday at the Belknap Mill. (Courtesy Photo)