The Crayons Have Threatened to Go on Strike! Please Help Us Stop Them!

Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village in Tigard, Oregon Invites Children and Adults to Write a Letter, Make a List or Draw a Picture Urging the Crayons to ‘Not Quit’ During ‘Don’t Let the Crayons Quit!’ Storytimes on September 23 and 30.
TIGARD, Ore. - Sept. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. , the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its store at Bridgeport Village in Tigard, Oregon is hosting a Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble Storytime on September 23rd as part of a month-long series of free Storytime events for children and families, celebrating the bestselling picture book, The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, along with several other popular titles.

In The Day the Crayons Quit, each Crayon writes a letter expressing their grievance with how they are being used.  Blue is always used as the color of the sky and the ocean, Red has to work on holidays, Black is only ever used to outline, Yellow and Orange are fighting over the true color of the sun.  And now, the Crayons have announced their plans to quit on September 30.

To continue the month-long campaign to convince the Crayons not to quit, Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village will host a special Storytime on Tuesday, September 23, at 11 a.m., where children ages 3-7 will enjoy a reading of the popular picture book Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner and coloring activities. But wait! Could the rumors be true that the Crayons have already started quitting in protest?  The feud between Yellow and Orange about the true color of the sun has gone on too long. Green is requesting help in resolving their conflict.  After Storytime, children will show Yellow and Orange all the wonderful things they can be, helping them realize they can, in fact, share the color of the sun!

Children and adults can help convince the Crayons to “not quit” by joining in a letter-writing, list-making, and picture-drawing campaign to support the Crayons.  All local stores have special Crayon Stationery and a “Message Box” for children and adults to submit their letters, lists, and pictures of all the reasons why the Crayons shouldn’t quit.  Children and adults can submit as many messages to the Crayons as they want, and each time they place a message in the Barnes & Noble Message Box they will receive an “I support the CRAYONS” sticker.  Crayola® is also joining in the campaign by donating nearly 300,000 free crayons, available in all Barnes & Noble stores for children and adults to use when creating their messages to the Crayons.

Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village will collect the messages left in their Message Box, count them, and display the number of messages collected each week on a “Message Collection Meter.”  Once the messages are counted,  photos of all the messages collected will be taken and sent to the Barnes & Noble Social Media team, who will share the messages with the Crayons.

On Tuesday, September 30, at 4 p.m., the Crayons will announce their decision at the national “Will the Crayons Quit?” Storytime event, and children and adults will learn if their and their community’s efforts during the month were successful.

Barnes & Noble is also hosting a month-long Sweepstakes to help support the Crayons and stop them from quitting. From September 5 to September 30, customers ages 13 and up can enter by uploading a photo of their message (or a child’s message) supporting the Crayons to Twitter or Instagram using #CrayonsDontQuit #BNSweeps for a chance to win a copy of The Day the Crayons Quit, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card and other prizes.

Additionally, during September, in support of the Crayons, customers in the Barnes & Noble Café can purchase a Kids’ Horizon® Organic Milk or Motts® Juice & a Blondie, Brownie or Rice Krispy Bar for only $3.25.

Throughout the month of September, stop by the NOOK Boutique® in your local store and receive special wallpapers in support of the Crayons, which can be downloaded to all Samsung Galaxy Tab®4 NOOK® devices.  Fans can follow NOOK on Facebook, Twitter and Google + to learn more about each Storytime, special offers and promotions.

Customers are encouraged to share their photos from the events on their social media pages via #crayonsdontquit and to follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter (, Instagram (, and Tumblr (, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook (, for the latest information on “Don’t Let the Crayons Quit!” Storytimes, including announcements about upcoming events and promotions.  .

Barnes & Noble Storytimes are free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village is located at 7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, Oregon. To discover more, including times of events at your local store, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator (

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.  is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 658 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, (  Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets.  The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 705 bookstores serving over five million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.

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