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Bookapalooza 2023

The 2nd Bookapalooza will be on July 15th in Cornell Sq. Park! In partnership with the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, local families will gather for a fun, interactive event that embraces the wonder of books and highlights the joy of reading. Sponsors will enjoy recognition during this day of fun and literacy as well as ongoing promotion with Bernie’s Book Bank supporters online and in person. Your sponsorship provides valuable funding and includes a unique opportunity to experience our mission firsthand. Contact Nikki Bonamarte to learn more about sponsoring Bookapalooza.

Inaugural Bookapalooza

The inaugural Bookapalooza took place in Cornell Sq. Park on Saturday, July 16th, 2022. Spawning from our successful StoryBook Festival, Bookapalooza celebrated the magic of children’s books through interactions with book characters, games, literacy activities and more, including a free bag of books for children 12 and under! During Bookapalooza, Bernie’s Book Bank distributed 1,256 free books to children in attendance. 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!