november, 2017

sat11nov11:00 AM1:00 PMEvent OverOliver's Day of KindnessEvery Ornament Tells a Story11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


(Saturday) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Ben Franklin Crafts

1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Event Details

As Oconomowoc’s exclusive retailer for “Oliver the Ornament,” we’re incredibly honored to host author Todd Zimmermann for a very special book reading and signing.

You and your child or grandchild are invited to join us for a very special book reading and signing with Oliver the Ornament author Todd Zimmermann.  In addition to the story time, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a craft and group activity designed to promote Oliver’s message of kindness and caring. We’ll have a picture taking station and other fun surprises, too!

Kids of all ages, especially those in elementary grades, will enjoy this heartwarming tale chosen by People Magazine as one of its “Twelve Best New Books” of 2016. Please preregister as space is limited.

There is no charge for this event, but your family is encouraged to share kindness with an unwrapped toy, activity or gift card for our annual Rogers gift drive – Give for a Better Day. Look here for specific gift suggestions. 


Online registration is closed. Please contact the store for availability.

About Us

We're Crafts & So Much More!
Locally owned and operated since 1973, Ben Franklin Crafts has evolved into Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier craft destination located in the heart of Waukesha Country in beautiful Oconomowoc, WI.

As an independent craft store, we are able to provide a personalized shopping experience for our customers as well as a large collection of specialty shops under one roof.

We delight in bringing people of all ages together to participate in our craft classes, make-it/take-it’s, and other special events.

Ben Franklin Crafts is “the place to go” for a friendly, supportive environment where families and friends can explore their creative potential.

Contact Details

1083 Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-567-0271 / Email Us

Note: We are located North of Interstate 94, even if your GPS unit tells you to turn South!

Ben Franklin Crafts Store Map, Oconomowoc, WI

Store Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

CHRISTMAS EVE – 9am – 3pm
NEW YEAR’S EVE – 10am – 4pm


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