Maggie Holley Published

WVPB Brings Sesame Street To The Celebration At The 2023 West Virginia Book Festival

Two women stand next to each other behind a table smiling for the camera. There are cut out standees of Sesame Street characters around the table as well as colorful balloons.
WVPB's Education Director Maggie Holley (left) and Education Specialist Autumn Meadows at the 2023 West Virginia Book Festival.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The 2023 West Virginia Book Festival came to life in Charleston, as book lovers of all ages flocked to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

This year, a beloved and familiar presence made the event even more special – iconic character standees, books and activities from Sesame Street, courtesy of West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB).

Reading took center stage in this year’s festival as WVPB distributed hundreds of free books to children of all ages. But the festivities extended far beyond the world of books.

Families were treated to a day filled with creative crafts, engaging games, and invaluable information about learning opportunities for children. The event was not merely about reading; it was about celebrating the joy of learning and the endless possibilities that come with it.

Learn more about WVPB Education and how our team strives to educate, inform and inspire.