Children's Festival of Reading - Saturday, May 20, 2017, World's Fair Park, 10 am - 3 pm
Join us for storytelling, music, arts, crafts, science exploration, food, and fun as we kick off our Summer Library Club!

FREE EVENT! Get ready for our 2017 lineup of world-class authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians! At this year's festival, you'll be sure to find lots of great:

Clifford high-fives his fans

  • Music & Storytelling
  • Food & Games
  • Community Groups
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science experiments
  • and more!

The Children's Festival of Reading is committed to making our event accessible to everyone, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact Casey Fox ( or 215-8713) if you require special accommodations to make your visit to the Festival the best it can be.


Meet the artists and see the schedule above, or download a Festival program (2 MB). 

This year's lineup includes artists Adam Rex, Gwendolyn Hooks, Lita Judge, Sarah Weeks, Richard Sobol, and Mary Reaves Uhles. Plus, meet (in costume) Pete the Cat, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Berenstain Bears Brother & Sister Bear, Corduroy, Where's Waldo?, and Bob the Builder!

The True Meaning of SmekdayRed Sled by Lita JudgeThe Little Kids' TablePie by Sarah WeeksTiny StitchesGrowing Peace


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