Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores across the country will host a Valentine's Day Storytime on Saturday, February 9, at 11 a.m.
Children of all ages are invited to experience the joy of reading and storytelling through Joanna Walsh's The Perfect Hug. Children and their parents will also participate in an exceptional entertainment experience reading the story as a NOOK Book on NOOK HD+, which is packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity so every book, movie and app looks better than ever before. Cookies, crafts and other activities will round out the festivities.
"The Perfect Hug is a feel-good picture book and a terrific Valentine's Day read, guaranteed to generate hugs for kids, moms and dads, and caregivers alike," said Sarah DiFrancesco, Director of Business Development for Barnes & Noble.
Additional Storytime titles will feature beloved characters such as Amelia Bedelia, Arthur, Fancy Nancy, Cookie Mouse, Splat the Cat, the Berenstain Bears and Curious George.
In addition to Storytime, many stores will offer complimentary refreshments, such as sugar cookies and hot cocoa, along with Valentine's Day crafts and activities.
The Perfect Hug Storytime event is free and open to the public. For further details, contact any Barnes & Noble store, or visit theBarnes & Noble Store Locator (http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com).