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Mary Had a Little Plan book cover and author-illustrator photos of Tammi Sauer and Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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 Saturday, April 6 and throughout the month of April for fun and exciting Imagination Celebration programs across Baltimore at Pratt locations.

2024 Book Selection

This year's book is Mary Had a Little Plan, by Tammi Sauer and Vanessa Brantley-Newton, which focuses on the themes of determination, collaboration, and empowerment.

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Imagination Kits

Imagination Celebration kit totebag on book illustration from Mary Had a Little Plan

Explore and create with the crafts in your Imagination Kit based on the book Mary Had a Little Plan by Tammi Sauer and Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Imagination Kits are filled with activities and crafts for preschoolers that encourage creativity and imagination. For ages 3-5 with adult supervision. Available beginning April 6 on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Imagination Celebration Kick Off

Kick off Imagination Celebration 2024 with us at the Central Library on April 6 from 10 am to 2 pm! Meet Tammi Sauer and Vanessa Brantley-Newton, author and illustrator of our featured title, Mary Had a Little Plan! Watch Meadow Perry perform bubble magic, meet animals with Wildlife Adventures, enjoy a puppet show from Danny Joe's Tree House, and more.

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The Imagination Celebration is made possible by Transamerica

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