Monday, August 6, 2012

Fall Book Festivals

Literature and Literacy Events Spark
Imaginations of All Ages
Princeton Children's Book Festival,
September 8

The Princeton Children's Book Festival
is an annual event each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza, scheduled this year from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Princeton Children's Book Festival is a celebration of of the love of libraries and books. This well-attended event continues to grow yearly and promises something for everyone. Here, you may meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, have a book autographed, or just have the opportunity to talk to them about their inspirations.

This is a free, rain-or-shine event that offers many additional fun activities throughout the afternoon. To learn more, click here.

National Book Festival, September 22-23

The 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held
September 22-23, 2012
on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.
The festival is free and open to the public.

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two Sunday-only pavilions: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Presentations. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

Discover more information about this year's National Book Festival at LOC.GOV/bookfest.

Children's Literature Festival at Keene State College, October 27

Join other children's literature enthusiasts at this year's Keene State College Children's Literature Festival on
Saturday, October 27 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Scheduled speakers at this year's festival will each give a one-hour presentation: Jane Dyer, Will Hillenbrand, Boris Kulikov, Kathleen Krull, and Jim Murphy. The authors' and illustrators' books will also be on sale throughout the day of the festival. Learn more at the Festival website.