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Stephen Swinburne, author and photographer of Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job, will be visiting libraries, museums and other early learning sites across the state. Fifty-five trunks developed by museum educators also will be available for borrowing through public libraries. Each trunk is filled with fun book-related activities, games and manipulatives for young children. In addition each trunk includes a guide that encourages use of the trunk contents in activities that are aligned with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.

The following is a listing of Stephen Swinburne's visits around the state. This list is subject to change. Two contacts are listed for most locations: a media contact that should be contacted only by a member of the media wishing to cover an event; and a public number that the public can call for information.

Please Note: Not all events are open to the public and some require an admission fee.

CLICK HERE to download the complete events list.

Tuesday March 22, 2011 Mifflin County

  • AM visit Mifflin County Library (Lewistown)
  • Afternoon visit to Kishacoquillas Branch
  • Evening program at Schlow (State College)


Wednesday March 23, 2011 Centre County

  • Centre County Library/Bellefonte
  • Centre Hall Area Branch
  • East Penns Valley Branch Library/Millheim
  • Holt Memorial


Thursday March 24, 2011 Centre County

  • State College- AM WPSX Public television will tape reading. This will be made available on the PA One Book website,
  • 9:30- Schlow Public Library
  • 11:00- Schlow Public Library
  • Evening Holt Memorial


Friday March 25, 2011 Allegheny

  • AM session at East Liberty Branch CLP
  • Afternoon at CC Mellor Memorial Library


Saturday March 26, 2011 Allegheny

  • 10-2 Professional Development at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh


Monday March 28, 2011 Dauphin County

  • 6:00 PM Alexander Family Library (Hummelstown)


Tuesday March 29, 2011 Cumberland County

  • AM Kindergarten program Hillside elementary School (9:30)
  • PM Kindergarten program Hillside Elementary School (1:00)


Wednesday March 30, 2011 Mechanicsburg

  • 9:00-9:30 Simpson Public Library
  • 10:15- 11:15 Simpson Public Library
  • Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 Kindergarten Academy
  • 6:30 Bosler Library


Thursday March 31, 2011 Dauphin County

  • 10:15-11:00 East Shore Area Library
  • 1:00-1:45 Capital Area Head Start
  • 2:15-3:00 Capital Area Head Start
  • 6:00 Northern Dauphin Library


Friday April 1, 2011 Adams County

  • ½ day morning Rolling Acres elementary Littlestown- 3 storytime presentations to Head Start and Kindergarten
  • ½ afternoon Bermudian Springs elementary School Kindergarten assembly with breakout activity stations


Monday April 4, 2011 Philadelphia/Delaware

  • • 45 min. session Charles Santore Branch
  • 45 min. session Fumo Family Branch
  • 45 min. session Donatucci Branch
  • 45 min. session West Philadelphia Regional Library
  • 6:30 Lansdowne Public Library


Tuesday April 5, 2011 Delaware

  • 9:30 Upper Darby Sellers Kindergarten
  • 1:00 Upper Darby Sellers Kindergarten
  • Evening program at Upper Merion Library (Montgomery County)


Wednesday April 6, 2011 Montgomery

  • AM Norristown Public Library
  • Narberth Community Library
  • Union Library of Hatboro


Thursday April 7, 2011 Bucks

  • 1 ½ morning program Margaret R. Grundy Library (Bristol)


Friday April 8, 2011 Susquehanna

  • Susquehanna County Library (Montrose)
  • Blue Ridge Elementary School
  • Forest City
  • Susquehanna Elementary


Monday April 18, 2011 Warren

  • Schedule of library TBD


Tuesday April 19 2011 Jefferson

  • Mengle Memorial Library
  • Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library
  • Punxsutawney Memorial


Wednesday April 20, 2011 Mercer

  • 9:00- 10:30 Greenville Area
  • Stey-Nevant Public Library
  • Community Library of the Shenango Valley


Thursday April 21, Erie

  • Erie Public Library/Erie Children's Museum
  • Blasco Memorial Library





In 1883, a man named Jan Matzeliger created the first machine to make shoes. It was called the lasting machine. It stitched the top leather part of the shoe to the bottom sole, which allowed many shoes to be made quickly. His invention was so important that he has his own stamp.


If your shoelace is untied, someone is thinking of you.

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