Children's Festival of Reading
The 2022 Children's Festival of Reading is back and excited to join the 40th anniversary celebration of Knoxville's World's Fair!

We are pleased to celebrate 1982 and the 40th anniversary of the World's Fair during this year's Children's Festival of Reading with authors, illustrators, storytellers, arts & crafts, toddler town, and more! This event is the official kickoff of our summer reading programs, the Festival is proud to host world class artists including:

  • Newbery Award Winner, Erin Entrada Kelly author of Hello, Universe and We Dream of Space
  • Tad Hills creator of the Duck & Goose picture book series
  • Laurel Snyder, critically acclaimed picture book (Charlie & Mouse series) and chapter book author
  • Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author-illustrator (Star Wars: Jedi Academy and Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series). 

The event is free to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Save the date: May 21, 2022!