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Date(s) - 11/04/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Rochester Children’s Book Festival: Magic That Lasts Beyond a Single Day

By Vicki Schultz

When children meet the people behind the pages of their children’s favorite books, wonder and excitement fuel a day filled with learning. At the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, authors explain to kids how ideas become stories, illustrators demonstrate how characters are brought to life, and children leave clutching self-made crafts and books signed especially for them—mementoes that will reinforce their love of reading throughout the year. Our volunteers and sponsors make sure the magic lasts beyond a single day by giving back to kids all year long.

From the moment you cross the threshold of Monroe Community College’s Flynn Campus Center, you’ll be transported into a book lover’s dream. A smiling volunteer will hand you a schedule/map, your guide to the fun. On your way to the stairs, you’ll pass Genesee Valley & Rochester Area Parent Magazine’s Busy Bookworm Place, where children can make adorable, book-themed crafts to take home. Upstairs, you’ll find activities and giveaways at the sponsor tables lining the lobby and hallways.
Then enter the hub of excitement: the MCC & 292-BABY Mall, where authors and illustrators are stationed with their book displays, ready to personalize your titles of choice. You can chat and laugh with your favorite authors and meet new ones as their books catch your eye. Hundreds of families will interact with many authors and illustrators in one magical day.

Perhaps the Festival’s most important partners are the hundreds of families who believe in our mission and attend each year. Please join us on November 4th to see just how much fun promoting children’s literacy can be.