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Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner - cover artwork and author photos

Imagination Celebration is a month-long celebration for children 0-5 and their families. Each year we select a book that encourages imagination, inspires creativity, and strengthens diversity and equity.

Join us beginning March 25 and throughout the month of April for fun and exciting Imagination Celebration programs across Baltimore at Pratt locations.

2023 Book Selection

This year's book is Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner, which focuses on the themes of creativity, imagination, wonder, and fun.

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Imagination Kits

Imagination Kit bag 2023

Explore and create with the crafts in your Imagination Kit based on the book Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner. Imagination Kits are filled with activities and crafts for preschoolers that encourage creativity and imagination. For ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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The Imagination Celebration is made possible by Transamerica

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