JK Rowling at White House Easter egg roll

Today's White House Easter egg roll will have a heavy emphasis on reading, featuring guests such as JK Rowling and Sesame Street's Elmo. Rowling is scheduled to read at 1:30 p.m. and you can hear her on a live webcast via the White House. There's a full schedule of events, including readings and musical performances by Justin Bieber and the Glee cast.

The Sun has a


of past events.

Other fun facts about the annual event, from the White House:


The eggs are available in four colors – purple, pink, green, yellow – and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

14,500 hard-boiled and dyed eggs will be used between the egg roll and the egg hunt, and an additional 4,500 hard-boiled eggs will be provided for the egg dying station on the South Lawn.

"Chirping eggs" will be used to accommodate guests with visual impairments.

Books used in the readings were checked out from city libraries, and will be returned on time.

Goody bags include Hershey's chocolates and Peeps.