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Journey into a Cultural Storytime: Juneteenth

Young New Jersey African American student with curly hair cheerfully holding books.

Monday, June 17, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library - Stafford Branch

129 N. Main Street
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Ocean County Library

Event Description

Explore the history and significance of Juneteenth through an engaging storytime session for children ages 6 to 10. 

Listen to captivating stories that illuminate the Juneteenth holiday and engage in a fun craft activity designed to enhance understanding and appreciation of this important celebration. 

This interactive experience is perfect for young learners eager to discover more about Juneteenth.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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