The Nod Bookmobile is Heading to NYC

Written by Lauren, our fearless marketing events manager
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The #nodtourbus bookmobile is headed to NYC this weekend, and we are very excited to partner up with some awesome businesses on our stops around the city! Be sure to come join us for books, story time and activities around the Big Apple. For every Little Golden Book purchased from us, Random House Children’s Books will donate one to Milk + Bookies. Dedicated to promoting the joys of reading and literacy, Milk + Bookies is a charitable organization that provides books to those who can’t afford their own.

On Friday, May 9, join us at Crate and Barrel on Madison Ave. from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. After that, join us on Saturday, May 9, at the Textiles Arts Center in Manhattan from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Textile Arts Center aspires to empower and unify the textile community, and advocate for the handmade.

Next we will be headed to the Brooklyn Central Public Library from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, to take part in Bike the Branches. Explore the borough and the BPL branches by bike while supporting the library, ending the day at the Block Party at Central Library. Find out more and register at bklynlibrary.org/bikethebranches and enter code LON2015 to receive 25% off adult registration.

Finally, join us for our last stop on Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Flea – Williamsburgh. Our pal, designer and illustrator Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting, will be joining us from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to help us celebrate Mother’s Day with the bus at the Flea! You can purchase her book Make & Give, and chat with her about the simple and modern craft ideas in the book!

Come out and see us, and help us spread the joy of reading!

When Lauren isn’t planning ridiculously awesome #nodevents for The Land of Nod, she spends her time putting up with the crazy antics of her English Bulldog, Lola. She also loves searching for treasures in vintage stores and summer antique markets. Due to her previous adventure living in Canada, she has a strong obsession to Hudson Bay stripes, as well as the fine cuisine of poutine (Don’t make her choose between the two…that’s like choosing between Ryan Gosling and Jason Bateman for her!)

The Nod Bookmobile is Coming to DC!

Written by Lauren, our fearless marketing events manager

Nod Bookmobile in DC

The #nodtourbus Bookmobile is headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend, and we are very excited to partner up with some awesome local businesses on our stops around the city! Be sure to come join us for books, story time and activities around our nation’s capital. For every Little Golden Book purchased from us, Random House Children’s Books will donate one to Milk + Bookies. Dedicated to promoting the joys of reading and literacy, Milk + Bookies is a charitable organization that provides books to those who can’t afford their own. Come out and see us, and help us spread the joy of reading.

When Lauren isn’t planning ridiculously awesome #nodevents for The Land of Nod, she spends her time putting up with the crazy antics of her English Bulldog, Lola. She also loves searching for treasures in vintage stores and summer antique markets. Due to her previous adventure living in Canada, she has a strong obsession to Hudson Bay stripes, as well as the fine cuisine of poutine (Don’t make her choose between the two…that’s like choosing between Ryan Gosling and Jason Bateman for her!).

Decorating Teepee Cookies

Post by Lauren Baker, our fearless marketing events manager

Decorating Teepee CookiesWhat’s better than decorating cookies? How about decorating teepee cookies? We loved this idea from our good pal Chef Caroline from Caroline’s Kitchen Table. She even used it for an event at our Land of Nod Oakbrook store. The little ones were first able to practice their designs on paper before decorating their own teepee cookies to take home.

Check out Caroline’s Kitchen Table blog to read more about this fun Nod Event! Thanks Caroline for hosting!

Decorating Teepee Cookies

When Lauren isn’t planning ridiculously awesome #nodevents for The Land of Nod, she spends her time putting up with the crazy antics of her English Bulldog, Lola. She also loves searching for treasures in vintage stores and summer antique markets. Due to her previous adventure living in Canada, she has a strong obsession to Hudson Bay stripes, as well as the fine cuisine of poutine (Don’t make her choose between the two…that’s like choosing between Ryan Gosling and Jason Bateman for her!).

Nod Celebrates the Holidays

Post written by Rachel, our PR & Social Media guru

This holiday season, we created a winter wonderland at our offices. We held a cube decorating contest (Frozen won), hung snowflakes everywhere and held a holiday party for 100 kids – Nod employee kiddos and little ones from Englewood, a community in Chicago that we’ve partnered with for a number of years.

We turned our office into a winter wonderland and are having a holiday party for our Nod family kiddos and children in need. Follow along as we celebrate with cookie decorating, holiday carols and more!IMG_6840IMG_6938 We decorated cookies, made sock snowmen and were treated to a performance by Emerald City Theatre and a sing-a-long from Lauren Hubert.

IMG_6959IMG_6946IMG_7026All the kiddos were able to take a picture with Santa and then each received a present to take home with them. Best of all, we presented a $15,000 check to a church in the community to help them fund their childhood programs.

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Happy holidays from Nod!