Sunday, November 21, 2010

Children's Book Festivals


Children's book festivals aim to "promote reading to and by children, benefit libraries, and forge connections between the community and children’s authors and illustrators." That's a paraphrase of the mission statement of the Rochester Children's Book Festival, here, which I hear is great. Here's what they said here, in Sheboygan, "The mission of the Sheboygan Children's Book Festival is to foster a love of reading and inspire young readers, writers, and artists by offering a wide array of dynamic, free public events featuring outstanding children's book creators." Here is one in Connecticut, and across the country, here, in Orange County. How many of these are there? How do they keep the momentum going? What makes them successful? We'll have to look into this some more!

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