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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Mon. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Visit the carle


12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It!

June 25, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

10:30 am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00 am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Auditorium)

11:30 am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:00 pm
Film: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (9 min., Auditorium)

12:30-1:00 pm
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday! (Cafe)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

Film: Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel (16 min., Auditorium)

3:00 pm
Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (30 min., Auditorium)

4"00 pm
Film: The Curious Garden (10 min., Auditorium)



Construct a Collaborative Colorscape
See what you can build with big cardboard shapes! (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

The Big Dig
Dig and build creations in a large sandbox (Art Studio Terrace)

Every Day Art Program
Paper Tales – Create your own collage adventure (Art Studio)

Under Construction
Read construction-themed books in the Reading Library

Food from Holyoke Hummus Company and Crooked Stick Pops (Orchard)


Image credit:“’Thank you,’ says my Uncle Adam. ‘You are a good helper.’” from My Apron [Philomel Books]. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 1994 Eric Carle.

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