Planning is well underway for this year’s Festival! We are currently determining the best way to adapt in order to bring our wonderful authors and beloved readers of all ages together while prioritizing everyone’s safety and well-being.
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Created by and for people who love books, MFOB has become a destination event for authors and readers. Since its inception, the fest has established itself among the top book festivals nationwide, drawing thousands of annual attendees to enjoy:
KidFest is about the power of books in each child’s life. Our team is planning for an in-person event with authors and illustrators who share their creative passion with our most important readers! Current CDC guidelines will determine our decisions and safety protocols for this event.
Since 2014, the Festival has brought the community together to celebrate the power of the written word.
We have hosted Pulitzer Prize winners, NYT bestsellers, Newbury and Caldecott medalists, and more.
Linda L. Hellstrom, Founder
Caroline Godfrey, Co-Chair
Karen Gruenberg, Co-Chair
Elizabeth K. Parker
Diane Naughton Washburne