Literacy in the Park

Saturday, May 4, 2018

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Perry Field House, Bowling Green State University

Featuring award-winning author Lindsay Ward

Over the past 12 years, the event has featured many well-known children’s authors, and we are excited to have Lindsay Ward with us this year.

We have expanded the focus of Literacy in the Park to address all of the different ways literacy is important in our lives. Families will have opportunities to engage in activities about financial literacy, nutritional literacy, physical education literacy and many other forms of literacy that can be found in their lives and communities.


Enjoy a snack and literacy-based activities for the entire family

  • Each family receives a goodie bag with a free book by Lindsay Ward
  • Two presentations by Lindsay Ward
  • New exciting booths, activities and entertainment
  • Prizes and crafts




The Literacy in the Park committee is looking for high energy exhibitors to provide a hands-on literacy-related learning activity for families. Exhibitors play a big role in the success of the event and we appreciate the effort and preparation that goes into the booths each year.

Without your support, Literacy in the Park would not continue to grow at the rate it has been the past four years. Because of the success of past events, we have handed out over 1,000 FREE books to children of all ages in Northwest Ohio and surrounding communities. Thank you for helping us provide an outstanding educational experience for children from all over Northwest Ohio.



lindsay wardABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in California, Lindsay Ward moved to upstate New York where she received her BFA in illustration from Syracuse University. She later came to Ohio -- for the love of her life, of cours!. Her most recent books include It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! and Don’t Forget Dexter!

She is also the author of BrobariansThe Importance of Being 3Rosco vs. the BabyHenry Finds His Word, a Choose to Read Ohio Book, When Blue Met Egg, and Please Bring Balloons which was produced into a play by the New York City Children’s Theater in 2017. Her work has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Times.

In 2017, Lindsay founded Critter Lit, a free online picture book manuscript and illustration critique service for up-and-coming authors and illustrators. Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio, just south of Cleveland, with her husband, author Frank Tupta, two sons, and dog. Most days you can find her sketching and writing in her studio, editing manuscripts, or working on new designs for her stationery company, Foreword Press + Design.

Guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services,, 419-3728495. Please notify us prior to the event.