The Noah and Logan Summer Tour, Part 5: Williamstown Library and Salmon Run Mall

Showing "Noah and Logan Learn to Clean" to the children at the Williamstown Library!

Showing “Noah and Logan Learn to Clean” to the children at the Williamstown Library!

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The Noah and Logan summer tour has truly been an exciting time for me.  The events I am attending are now occurring more and more frequently, making for quite a few busy days!  I appeared at two more events recently, both within days of each other.  The first was for story hour at the Williamstown Library in Williamstown, NY, and two days later, I participated alongside other authors at a local author event at the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, NY.

The Williamstown Library story hour was held in a very nice reading room where the kids and I had plenty of space to find a good seat and enjoy the Noah and Logan stories together.  I especially enjoyed the play carpet on the floor with Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar on it.  It reminded me of how much I loved Eric Carle’s books when I was younger.  It was a very cozy room, one I would have likely stayed in to read for hours if I had the chance.  What a fun place to explore a good book in!  I would like to thank the Library’s director, Beverly W. Ripka, for providing the opportunity to visit and read my stories at their library.  It was a great morning, and I would love to share more of my stories at the Williamstown Library in the future.

Two days later, I traveled to the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, NY, for a local author event being put on by The Reading Room, a book store located at the mall.  I was part of a group of about twenty local authors, with each of us showing our books.  The event was set up with tables in front of the bookstore; it was also close to the mall’s entrance, so the tables full of books greeted each mall visitor.  When I first entered the mall, this was the first sight I saw as well, and it made me excited to see two of my favorite things in life in great abundance: books and other authors!  I really had fun conversing with both the other authors and the mall shoppers about my stories.  They liked my mother’s illustrations very much; knowing how hard she worked on those, I am glad they continue to delight everyone who sees them.

Both of these events were very enjoyable to me.  In addition, I received some leads for other events and opportunities from my interactions with other authors and readers at these appearances, so my schedule is becoming even more full!  For instance, this coming Friday, July 31st at 10:30 A.M., I will present my Noah and Logan stories at the Oswego City Library at 140 E. Second St., Oswego, NY, for their children’s hour.  I’ll let you know what else is coming up on my website,, as well as my Facebook pages, then give you my thoughts on my appearances here.  Stay tuned, and keep reading!

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3 Responses to “The Noah and Logan Summer Tour, Part 5: Williamstown Library and Salmon Run Mall”

  1. Aunt Patti Says:

    Hi Ben! I’m glad you had such good times in Williamstown and Watertown presenting your books. Another possibility is the Central Square Library located on the main street (Rt.11) in the village. I don’t know if they have any children’s hours at this library, but you might like to check it out. I’ll try to make one of your presentations soon!

  2. Benjamin Kellogg Says:

    Hi Aunt Patti. Yes, I am having a very good time doing these events! Thank you for the suggestion, but I already have a date scheduled for the Central Square Library. I will be presenting my stories there August 5th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. It will be great to see you when you can make one of my appearances. Thanks for all your support! Ben

  3. Aunt Patti Says:

    That’s GREAT, Ben! Uncle Mack & I will come to see you on August 5th at the Central Square Library. We are looking forward to it! Also, I sent you an “update” e-mail this morning…. check it out! Love, Aunt Patti 🙂

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