The Storybook Festival and Fun Run

The Sheridan County Library System and the Friends of the Library will hold the Storybook Festival and Fun Run on July 24, beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Whitney Commons Park. 

AJ Longhurst will emcee the event as well as become “The Amazing AJ” to perform magic. Local authors and librarians will be reading at Story Times throughout the day. There will be kids and adult Yoga sessions with Monique Mueller and the Sheridan County Fire & Rescue Department will bring a Fire truck and give fire safety activities. 

The festival will feature live music by Bryan Attzal & Will Craft and the WYO Play Fairy Tale Troupe will provide actors dressed up as storybook characters interacting with the public.

There will be Kids Races, both a 5K and 1 mile heat. The race begins at 10 a.m. and race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top racers in 5K (male & female, kids 13-17 and 12 and under) and the top finisher in the 1 mile. People can register online before the event. Sign up at: or go to & search Friends of the Library.  

Friends of the Library Secretary Ashley Sanderson.

A. Sanderson

The event will also feature a costume contest inviting attendees to dress up as their favorite storybook character and enter for a chance to win a prize. Registration for the contest begins at 10:45 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11 a.m.

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