Children's Author Tea on April 8

LACONIA — In celebration of "Strengthening Families and Communities Month," the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire has invited 9 local authors and illustrators to attend the annual Children's Authors Tea held on Tuesday, April 8 at Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia from 5-7 p.m.

"The Tea has become a wonderful family tradition and the Family Resource Center is excited to offer this memorable event to families and children of the community," says Shannon Robinson-Beland, Director of the Family Resource Center.

The Children's Authors Tea provides an opportunity for quality family time while also promoting early literacy. Local authors and illustrators of children's books - Warren Bouton, Jennifer Carson, Kathleen Deady, Terry Farish, Marty Kelley, Shawn Middleton, Robby Neylon, Denise Ortakales and Dal Rai will share their love of literacy with the children and families in the Lakes Region. Families attending the tea can meet the local authors and hear them read their stories aloud and purchase signed copies of their books.

Tea and tea snacks are offered to all and children that attend receive a free book while supplies last. Through the generous sponsorship of Curt's Caterers of Gilford, the event is free to families in the Lakes Region. For more information about the Author's Tea contact the Family Resource Center at 581-1558.