About the Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an 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 2019 Festival poster is created by John Parra, illustrator of many books, including Pura Belpré Honor winning Frida Khalo and Her Animalitos, the Pura Belpré Honor and SCBWI Golden Kite Award winning Gracias/Thanks, and the Pura Belpré Honor award-winning Green Is a Chile Pepper. The poster draws inspiration from the forthcoming book Little Libraries, Big Heroes (September 2019).

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

Please contact us for more information.


The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is made possible by our partnership with jaZams of Princeton.

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