Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library is joining forces with Land of Superheroes led by Patti Collins and Michele Young for a cause worthy of any superhero: spreading kindness, preventing bullying, and creating opportunities for youth to thrive. In the Land of Superheroes initiative, every child is empowered to soar as a superhero who champions others and stands up for what is right.
We're calling for Hamilton County's mightiest superheroes to assemble at the Downtown Main Library on Saturday, October 14 from 1-3 p.m., for a Family Resource Fair featuring dozens of local organizations and fun activities for kids, including a Cincinnati Children’s Theater performance, story time, and crafts. Local organizations will share resources to help kids embrace their inner superheroes and learn about opportunities in the community where they can get assistance and find ways to express their creativity and interests.
The event kicks off with remarks from elected officials who will join attendees in making a pledge to spread kindness and prevent bullying.
Joining Forces to Spread Kindness and Prevent Bullying
"Every child in our community can be a superhero when they have the resources and tools to soar," says Michele Young of the Land of Superheroes initiative. "That's why we're thrilled to leap into action with the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library to inspire children, families, and all superheroes during National Bullying Prevention Month. We encourage all heroes and their families to attend the Family Resource Fair and learn about resources to become a hero, develop special powers with a superhero cape, and stand up for justice.
"All kids are special and unique," says Patti Collins of the Land of Superheroes initiative. "Having our community come together at this Family Resource Fair to support our kids will provide them with a sense of hope and optimism. Together we can show our kids that they all have the potential to be superheroes."
"There's no better place for kids to spread kindness and prevent bullying than at their library," says Paula Brehm-Heeger, CHPL's Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director, "and no better initiative to join forces with than the Land of Superheroes. Libraries have the power to spark optimism and build bonds between kids and their communities by providing a trusted, safe space! Our library staff is here to serve kids and their families as they learn and grow, and we're excited to don our capes and join the Land of Superheroes to inspire them to soar!"
And the fun doesn’t stop on October 14! We're calling for Hamilton County's mightiest superheroes to assemble at any of CHPL's 41 library locations throughout October for National Bullying Prevention Month to participate in fun events, and story times.
Check this page all October as we share all activities, events, and more that you won't want to miss!