About the Book Festival
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a free annual event held each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza.
Our community loves the library and loves books. This autumn event is now a town classic and still continues to grow yearly. The book festival promises something for everyone. 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 inspiration.
The mission of the Princeton Children’s Book Festival is to encourage reading and ignite a life-long love of books. We strive to bring a diverse and inclusive range of voices to the festival and to strengthen the connection for children between the stories on the page and the people who create them.
The 2020 Festival poster will be illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS cartoons and author/illustrator of many books, including The Gift of Nothing (2005), 2012 Caldecott Honor winner Me…Jane, Thank You and Good Night (2015), and The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s the Hard Way (2017).
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The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is co-sponsored by jaZams of Princeton. A portion of sales is donated to the library.