Alphabet Trail and Tales returns to Frick Park after a 2-year hiatus

Alphabet Trail and Tales, billed as western Pennsylvania’s largest read-aloud event, returns this Saturday to Blue Slide Playground at Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.

“We are thrilled to be back at Frick Park this year for this annual day of fun for early and elementary literacy,” said Kathryn Vargas, Director of CitiParks.

The event — which not only serves Pittsburghers, but also residents of Allegheny County and surrounding areas — returns after a two-year hiatus. This marks the 21st year of this event.

The event attracts about 5,000 children and families each year, city officials said. Readers and storytellers bring hand-painted sets to life and invite children and families to participate in the story.

This year’s selection of children’s books includes the Carnegie Library’s 2022 PA One Book selection “Saturday” by award-winning illustrator and author Caldecott Oge Mora.

CitiParks and EQT Children’s Theater will present “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Anna Dewdney.

The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will also include music, a puppet parade, face painting and other activities for children. The event is free.

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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