Literature Live Series Continues at National Museum of Play

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

August 16, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Literature Live Series Continues
at the National Museum of Play®

The National Museum of Play at The Strong announces the fall line-up of its ongoing Literature Live Weekends series. Popular literary characters jump off the pages of your favorite books on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. to meet, greet, and pose for pictures with museum guests.  

Check out a book from the Literature Live book cart and continue the experience at home! Don’t have a Monroe County library card? Area residents can apply for one at the museum’s Gelser Library (a mini-branch of the Monroe County Library System). 

            On the Literature Live weekend schedule:

            September 10 & 11: Otto, author Todd Parr's
            colorful puppy.

     October 1 & 2: Clifford the Big Red Dog, author  
     Norman Bridwell’s lovable canine.

            October 8 & 9: Olivia the Pig, author Ian Falconer’s feisty piglet.

            October 22 & 23: Corduroy, author Don Freeman’s department store teddy bear.

            November 19 & 20: Pig, from author Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Pig a Pancake.

            December 3 & 4: Tacky the Penguin, author Helen Lester’s eccentric penguin.

And mark your calendar for more Literature Live fun throughout 2012: Spot the Dog (January 28 & 29); Mama Bear from the Berenstain Bears (February 4 & 5); Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (March 10 & 11); Max from Max and Ruby (March 17 & 18); and Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears books (March 31 & April 1).

All Literature Live weekends are included with general museum admission fees. 


Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Admission Fees: General Admission (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children (2–15) $10, Children younger than two free, Museum members free.

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers; children under 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only. Please call 585-263-2700 to reserve and purchase tickets.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.