Children and Young Adults at the Library


The Pike County Public Library will host children and young adult events during the Milford Readers and Writers Festival again this year.

This is a great opportunity for young writers to talk to real authors about how they became a writer and what it takes to be a successful storyteller.  

Children and teens are invited to participate in story time and writing projects at the library on Friday and Saturday:

Friday the 15th at 10:30am - Song of the Woods, a puppet Show by Michelle Oram, based on her book.

Saturday the 16th at 11am - story time and craft for children ages 6-8.

Saturday at 12:00pm - pre-teens ages 9-12

Saturday at 1pm - children’s book and local young adult authors Melinda Michaels, Gayle C. Krauss, Michelle Oram, and Lindsay Barrett George will be ready to answer questions and discuss their books. This is a great opportunity for young writers to talk to real authors about how they became a writer and what it takes to be a successful storyteller.  will be available to answer questions about their writing process.

This event is free.


 Lindsay Barrett George, author

Lindsay Barrett George, author

Lindsay Barrett George’s books have received NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children awards, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists selections, the Children’s Literature Award, Notable Children’s Books in the language Arts, and a Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List selection.  Box Turtle at Long Pond was chosen as a Children’s Book of the Year by the Library of Congress, as well as receiving the Carolyn Field Award in 1989. Inside Mouse/ Outside Mouse was chosen as the first selection in Pennsylvania’s ‘One Book for Every Young Child’ initiative, and Maggie’s Ball was a Bank Street College Best Picture Book of the Year selection in 2011. Lindsay received the Drexel Award in 2007.

Lindsay has been a faculty member of several writing workshops at the Highlights Foundation in Boyd’s Mills, PA, sharing the platform with Deborah Underwood, Judy Schachner, Linda Oatman High and Kim Griswell. Lindsay is one of the co-founders of Authorfest, an annual book festival held in Hawley, Pa. More info on her website.

Lindsay lives in northeast Pennsylvania


 Gayle C. Krause, author

Gayle C. Krause, author

Gayle C. Krause has written numerous books for both middle grade and young adults, both novels and illustrated stories. Her latest book is Twice Betrayed (Trowbridge Books, 2017). She’s an active member of SCBWI, KIDLIT, Ink, Keystone State Reading Association, and a past member of the Historical Novel Society and The Poets’ Garage. Her work has been nominated for the Boston Globe /Horn Book Award and The International Reading Association Award. A Master educator, she’s taught Children’s Literature at the secondary and post-secondary levels and offers critiques for children’s writers through First Peek Critique, found on her website.




 Melinda Michaels, author

Melinda Michaels, author

Melinda Michaels is the author of Golden and Roses Golden her first in a Young Adult magic realism series, followed by the sequel Roses.

Melinda finds an immense amount of joy in knowing useless facts, exploring historical places and drinking copious amounts of coffee. When she’s not writing she can be found researching obscured time periods for her own amusement or refurbishing old furniture.  Melinda loves Philadelphia and visits often to enjoy the city with her husband Andrew. 

She lives in Milford, Pennsylvania.








 Michelle Oram, educator and author

Michelle Oram, educator and author

Michelle Oram recently published her first children's book Songs of the Woods and wrote a CD of songs that accompany the story. She is  writing a book titled Finding Your Voice. The book is based on her teaching program,  "Find Their own Voice", using writing, music and theatre for teens in Hawley, PA. Finding Your Voice also has its own website.

She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and developed the successful Musical Theatre and Contemporary Vocal programs at the Judith Wharton Music Center where she worked for four years as Director of Musical Theatre. Prior to that she was the founder of Stagestruck Performing Arts Center with locations in Cranford, Short Hills, and New Providence where she developed art, dance, drama, musical theatre and vocal programs for thousands of students of all ages from age 3-to adult and arts and education programs for over 25 schools and senior centers. 

Michelle lives in Hawley PA.