Saturday, May 18 at World's Fair Park, 10 am - 3 pm, Free!
Storytelling, music, arts & crafts, science experiments, food, and fun--a stellar way to kick off Summer Library Club!

illustration of young African-American boy in a spaceshipThanks for joining us for another great year of storytelling, music, crafts, and games. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for Summer Library Club! 

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

This year's lineup features Ame Dyckman (author of Tea Party Rules, and Wee Beasties), Kevin Lewis (author of Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, and Runaway Pumpkin), and many other talented authors. Learn more about the authors' work with book talks in Tent #8 then head over to the book signings in Tent #7. Union Ave Books will have authors' books for sale.   

Kick off Summer Library Club

Summer Library Club rewards kids of all ages for reading (or listening) during the summer. Be sure to visit Tent #9 to register. Keep track of your reading goals and return to any Library location by July 31 to receive a prize pack full of free treats and adventures. This year, we're teaming up with Read City USA for a community-wide read. Every hour (or minute!) you log in our reading app will get us closer to the moon! 

Plan Your Day

Download a Festival Program and map out your day ahead of time! 

Thanks to the University of Tennessee, free and convenient parking will be available at the 11th Street Parking Garage. Free parking is also available at the Blackstock lot on Grand Avenue, Locust Street Garage, the Market Street Garage, and on the street. Limited handicap parking is available on World's Fair Park, but you must register for one of the spots.  


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.

illustration of smiling dog in a spaceship