BookaPalooza took place in Cornell Sq. Park on Saturday, July 16th. Spawning from our successful StoryBook Festival, this was the first year for the event. Children and families who attended participated in free literature-based games, received free food, enjoyed a live DJ, a free raffle, and benefited from a Bernie’s book distribution. Bernie’s Book Bank distributed 1,256 free books to students ages K-6th. BookaPalooza could not have been completed without the partnership with the Back of Yards Neighborhood Council and presenting sponsor, Zebra Technologies. Thank you for a successful event!