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Kid-friendly SunLit Festival in St. Petersburg celebrates literature

Festival runs from April 4 to 22
Posted at 11:07 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 07:12:51-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you are looking for something educational and fun for your kids to experience, you will want to visit St. Petersburg

Local organization Keep St. Pete Lit is hosting the 4th Annual SunLit Festival starting April 7 at the Pathfinder Outdoor Education Center. The event is free and will feature local writers reading to kids, a pop-up bookstore, several book themed activities and a tree climb.

Keep St. Pete Lit founder Maureen McDole tells ABC Action News it is important for parents to understand the positive impact literature can have on their children.

"That's why the arts are so valuable, they are preventative, they help children have hope and see possibilities so they don't go down the wrong path," said McDole.

The SunLit Festival runs until April 22. For a full schedule of events, click here.

Keep St. Pete Lit is also accepting applications for its summer creative writing camp which starts on July 16. Space is limited, but free tuition is being offered to low income families. To see if you qualify, click here.